Mourn, celebrate, or both

Disney Marathon detour
Walt Disney World Marathon sign…my gym on right. Walking home.

Mourn, celebrate, or both?

Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

Fifty-one years old.

Twin 17-year olds.

Husband of 25 years.

These are stats many people never get close to experiencing.

None of us who pass the half-century mark should carry too much (if any) regret.

What a blessing to have stats like those.

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National Women’s Day 2018


National Women’s Day goes back as far as 1908.

And like i say about Christmas and Easter, we come to know the true meaning of National Women’s Day when we learn to celebrate it every day.

This post is recorded written live today, March 8.

My blogging Network “airs” this post on April 8.

Will National Women’s Day be a faded, forgotten, or important memory as you read this 30 days after the fact?


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He has no regrets and no fear as he lives out his final days

Tampa Bay Hyatt
Out for a run in Tampa Bay.


Tampa Bay
Running is a great way to see things you’d never see otherwise.


While i’m in the middle of an extraordinary milestone (at least that’s what my boss keeps telling me), yesterday i visited with an 89-year old who has asked the staff that he be taken off the 18 pills he takes daily. They’ve relocated him from his Senior Apartment (two doors down from my Mother-In-Law) to the 24-hour Nursing Home (ten rooms down from my Father-In-Law’s room).

Hospice visits him daily, and he told me he has no regrets and no fear.

We fly home in four hours and i will never see him again.

That is, not unless we both believe in Heaven.

He did share that he’s not sure about all the stuff in the Bible – like “streets of gold”, etc.





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