Category Archives: Responsibility

Shall We Be Polite or Shall We Fight?

If you have siblings, no doubt you have been told by your parents or grandparents to play nice and get along. My grandmother, whom we called Nana, used to say to my older brothers: “Now boys, it is too nice … Continue reading

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Thanking God For Their Lives

The year is 2017, and this is Memorial Day weekend.  For some, this may mean a Monday off work, a barbecue with friends,  a get-away weekend, and perhaps maybe even flag flying.  For many, this day blends right in with … Continue reading

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On Truth Telling, Betrayal, Secrets and Lies

This is the stuff that Philosophers, Theologians, Ethicists, Doctors, and Lawyers have argued about since time immemorial.  The post I am writing now is written after many conversations with family and friends over decades.  I can pretty well guarantee that … Continue reading

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Nashville and Risk Taking

Four more days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and then my last day of work at my present place of employment on Thursday.   I find it rather darkly humorous that the song running through my head for the past ten days is … Continue reading

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Pay the Piper

It is no secret that we have been digging out from under debt for a long time. I wrote about it for the first time in the blog post called The Face of Genteel Poverty, way back on September 26, … Continue reading

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Auto Pilot

Everyone has an opinion and people view things so differently from each other that conversations can often become very heated when particular matters are discussed. In the throes of this Presidential Election Cycle I have come to ponder how often … Continue reading

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Life in a Parenthesis

We have all kinds of projects to pursue, engagingly articulated and brilliantly planned between us, which all seem relegated to some distance day that, at my worst, I fear will never come. Although we keep working the plan, the ball … Continue reading

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