Sunday, May 22, 2011

Practice What You Preach.......

"Matt, I agree with your concern about the courts issue. And admire your dogged efforts to shine the light of day on council’s sneaky actions. But, seriously man you need to get a life. You are blogging here and elsewhere on this issue 24/7 – don’t you have a stamp collection that needs attention or something?"
Comment on Free Lance Star Blog
May 16, 2011 1:37pm

"Hey, Rube!" carnival workers used to holler when they needed reinforcements in a melee with townspeople. Mr. Kelly has hollered it for all he's worth for months, but the Bearded Lady and the Indian Rubber Man have not rallied."
Free Lance Star Editorial
May 20, 2011

Some people need gentle reminders to step back, take a deep breath, and take a look around. In fact, one of the reasons for this blog is to make that exact point.  As the quotes above suggest I need to practice what I preach. Got a little too focused and lost perspective. Whether intentional or not both Gramps and the Free Lance-Star Editorial Board brought this lesson home with the proverbial baseball bat to the side to the head.  Life is too short to waste . There are new discoveries to be made,  moments to experiences, people to meet, and relationships to nurture. So let's get back on the road........................

A Parental Moment..........
The last time my eldest son appeared on this site he was behind a 50 cal. on a humvee in Iraq.  On Mother's Day weekend he received his degree in Criminal Justice from Methodist University. His older sister, single mother of three, received two degrees in Biochemistry from Minnesota Sate  the following weekend.  And finally our youngest Josh will be leaving for James Madison University in August where he plans to major in music.....If you can call heavy metal music.  Three months away from an empty nest and the moment when my wife and I look at each other and say, "What now?"

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