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A Case of the Monday’s…

Thank God it’s Monday, TGIM!  This is what you woke up thinking, right?  Fresh off a restful Sunday, you are excited about the prospects of the upcoming week and ready to rock and roll.  Or alternatively, roll over and hit the snooze…again… I used… Continue Reading “A Case of the Monday’s…”

Gull Lake Salad

We just spent some time in heaven!  At least it felt like how I imagine it.  A beautiful home on a pristine lake in northern Minnesota.  Guess which one of the 10,000?  It was the peak week for the turning of leaves.  The weather… Continue Reading “Gull Lake Salad”

My 800-Pound Gorilla Stole My Halo!

Everything was going so smoothly.  Write and publish a book, develop a website, setup social media accounts and write a few blogs.  Receive some really nice feedback and invitations to speak from several groups.  Reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. Then,… Continue Reading “My 800-Pound Gorilla Stole My Halo!”

Mother Nature Reveals Human Nature – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I’ve been a little distracted lately by hurricanes.  We have family, friends and property in the path of Irma.  We’ve been through this before having lived in Florida for six years and experienced at least that many potential big hurricane strikes.  As lifelong Iowans,… Continue Reading “Mother Nature Reveals Human Nature – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

Sport Imitates Life – What Game Are You Playing?

Pop Quiz – What percentage of time is the ball in play during a professional tennis match?  I was curious since I’ve been watching U.S. Open tennis tournament matches all week.  Luckily there is plenty of downtime during a match.  It’s easy to get… Continue Reading “Sport Imitates Life – What Game Are You Playing?”

Evade the Vice Squad – 7 Tactical Maneuvers

The police use a vice squad to enforce laws concerning gambling, pornography, prostitution, and the illegal use of liquor and narcotics.  Thankfully there is no such legal enforcement of vice in the broader sense of the word.  The dictionary definition of vice is, “a… Continue Reading “Evade the Vice Squad – 7 Tactical Maneuvers”

Saintball Survival Strategies

The original working title was, “Winning Saintball Strategies.” However, upon further review my own personal results do not justify claiming any such expertise.  But I am surviving, battling off demons every day.  Not the nasty scary ones, just the one in the mirror.  But… Continue Reading “Saintball Survival Strategies”

The Formula to Solve All Problems

RT x RW x G = S.  Do the Right Things (use your time wisely and productively to carry out your unique mission for the benefit of others), in the Right Way (live virtuously) and through God’s Grace become a Saint (and live eternally… Continue Reading “The Formula to Solve All Problems”

Be Saintspirational – 3 Simple Steps

What is this made-up word, saintspirational?  Bet you figured out it is the combination of the words, saint and inspirational.  It refers to someone who is striving for sainthood in a way that is inspiring to others.  So what does it take to be… Continue Reading “Be Saintspirational – 3 Simple Steps”

Striving for Sainthood, an Option or Our Duty?

I’m going to do two things in this blog entry that I don’t plan to do often; quote the bible and discuss an actual canonized Saint.  This will rarely happen since I don’t know very many bible quotations, just the more famous ones, and… Continue Reading “Striving for Sainthood, an Option or Our Duty?”