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Weekly Reflection : 06/16/2018

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So, this is Father’s Day weekend. I gotta be honest; I love being a daddy. I don’t do it perfectly; no one does. And I don’t expect to. But I love my role, in all of its hardships and challenges—the exhaustion, the frustration, and the constant uncertainty. Regardless of the valleys, I savor time on the hills, and I earnestly believe that it’s going to continue being a wonderful journey for days, months, and years to come!!! Therefore, I continue to seek improvement. I am trying to understand myself better so...

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Weekly Reflection : 06/09/2018

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Weekly Reflection : 06/09/2018

So, last time I posted I was 35 years-old. This will be my first blog post at the age of 36. I apologize for missing last Saturday, but the birthday festivities got the best of me, and I failed on a number of fronts, not just this one. It was not necessarily the best way to kick off the new year of living. I should probably do a full post about turning 36—about where I am in my life, how I see my past, and where I see myself going. Frankly, I’m not sure how that would go, but I am contemplating it. This blog has been a very mixed...

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Weekly Reflections 05/26/2018

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Weekly Reflections 05/26/2018

Maxin’ out before the madness of a two-year-old’s B-day Here’s a look back on the days that passed prior to the big event. 1). The Week in Brief “Waging War on Resentment” week of waging war on resentment actually changed things. Work is manageable, and I’ve been doing some worthwhile research on careers and further education. I have not made any definite plan, but I’ve been able to get a better understanding of possible options. So, again, progress occurs, slowly but surely. 2). More Hope and Happenings...

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Weekly Reflections 05/19/2018

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Today was the big day. After months of planning, we hosted a party for my son’s 2nd birthday.  My wife’s research and planning set the stage for a good time for the kids and their parents, and People seemed to enjoy it. The success in no small thing. We lost power the night before for a bit, which not only required our doing prep in the dark but also spiked our anxieties about possible loss of food. Plus, the pizza restaurant thought our 10-pie order was for 5/20 , not 5/19, so we had a brief panic on that front too. Fortunately,...

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Weekly Reflections 05/12/2018

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Weekly Reflections 05/12/2018

2018 is nearing the halfway mark. I think we should all let that sink in for a moment. … Yes, the new year we celebrated so recently is now nearly halfway finished. I don’t know why I keep focusing on the fast passage of time this year. Perhaps I am just reminding myself that this year is going to end more quickly than I think; and if I desire to get done my 2018 goals list, I had better stay motivated and keep pushing; otherwise the year will be over before I know it. Regardless, it seems that this year is passing at an...

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Weekly Reflection 05/05/18

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We are now in May 2018. Can you believe it? I kinda can because it’s been a full year for me but still—-whoa. May is going to be a pretty good month for me. I am celebrating the 1-year anniversary of completing the GIFT OF WATER fundraiser, the 2-year birthday of my son, and the 5-year anniversary of the release of my first novel, Stronghold. Plus there’s plenty happening hereabouts and thereabouts in present life (like the release of Infinity War). Here’s how I felt about the first week of this momentous month of May!...

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Becoming Who You Want To Be

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One of the great paradoxes of life is that the only real constant is change. Regardless of what you do or how you do it, time still passes, your cells die, people age, and circumstances shift. We cannot freeze our reality, not even for a second. Change is a material and inescapable reality. Because of this, you have a wonderful opportunity to change with it—not in some microscopic but mostly irrelevant sense, but rather in a vibrant gradual and tangible sense that betters the world. This is an immense opportunity… If you know how...

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End of Week Reflections 04/28/2018

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End of Week Reflections 04/28/2018

Well another week. Man, I should say, “another month”. I know I keep bringing it up, but 2018 seems to be flying at the fastest pace of any year I can remember. Fortunately, the year has been good thus far. I was likely atone of the lowest points in my life in December 2017, and both my therapist and I feel like I have made incredible strides in the last four months. Life is not perfect—never—and that’s OK. That’s the way life works. We don’t get perfection on this side of eternity. For now, our job...

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Your Space is a Manifestation of Your Inner Life

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Your Space is a Manifestation of Your Inner Life

Sounds legit, huh? Well, I can’t take credit for it. I mean, I can take credit for the sentance but not the sentiment. The sentiment I gleaned from the Sci-fi Christian and current rock-star psychologist JORDAN B. PETERSON, but the wording is mine. I earned the right to write it. Because I put the axiom into practice. See, Peterson’s big slogan is “Go Clean Your Room”, and he’s right, you should. If you want to help the world become more orderly and good, if you want to help defeat chaos and repair broken...

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End of Week Reflections : 04/21/2018

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This week is closing on a real emotional high. I was finally able to attend The York Train Meet hosted by The Train Collector’s Association, Thursday through Saturday. My dad has been attending the show since the 1980’s and vending for at least a decade. I’ve been eager to go since our moving from California to Delaware in 2012. This week, that chicken came home to roost. And it was a BLAST. But more on that in a bit, for now, let’s tackle the week in full. 1). The Week in Brief: “Acknowledging Anxiety and Seeking...

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