In the Pleasure Zone

Justice 11/6/2019 Okay, so the title may have you thinking of something else. And though the epicureans had some really great insights, I tend to lean toward more of a stoic mindset. A goal I have in mind for my son is to help him pursue the things he loves. Whether it is in sports, […]

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It Starts With Numero Uno

Temperance: 11/5/2019 In Lee Iacocca’s autobiography, Henry Ford III is described as a despot in control of Ford Motor Company. It was his kingdom, and he did as he pleased. It reminds me of a previous supervisor. She ruled her kingdom with an iron scepter, yet she was completely disengaged from the actual business. She […]

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Note to Self: Shut Up Already

Prudence 11/4/2019 I read books. When I read, I don’t talk. I “listen” to the words of another. As I read, my mind sometimes tend to wonder. I start thinking other thoughts that do not have anything to do with the book in hand. I think about the things I read. I want to say […]

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Believe It Is Possible

Hope 11/2/2019 Alec has been going to a new gym over the last couple of months. With no boys’ gymnastics class available in our area, he has moved to parkour. His coach teaches gymnastics as well, and she is demanding some very technical skills from him that he has not had to do before. Even […]

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Moving Mountains

Faith 11/1/2019 I am thinking about this new house my wife and I recently purchased. It is a lovely 1972 ranch that has not been updated since 1972. It is almost overwhelming when I consider how much needs to be done to it. Right now, we are working on the kitchen, ceiling, floors, garage, and […]

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Letters to TS #1: Fear Not

Courage 10/31/2019 Letters to TS #1 Right now you are scared. You’re scared about embarking on a journey that will change your life forever. That is, if you complete it. This is a hero’s story. The hero goes on a quest and along the way is reborn into a new being. The quest is daunting. […]

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Choosing For Growth

10/30/2019 Justice “Make good choices.” It is the advice I most often give my son. He can either choose to do the right thing, or he can make the other choice. The magnitude of his decisions at his age aren’t very consequential. At the worst, he can get into trouble or get hurt. When it […]

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“Old Blood and Guts” 3 Keys to Becoming Great

Temperance 10/29/2019 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be great? It is possible to be great in specific areas like a sport or in your job. It is also possible to be great at life in general. When they say anything is possible, this is what I want my son to […]

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Rise Up

It is judgment day, and it is your turn. Your Creator will ask you how you spent your time on earth. How will you respond? Some will say they took this precious gift of life and lived it to the best of their abilities. They didn’t squander their time on frivolous pursuits. They lived a […]

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Make Your Own Luck

Faith 10/25/2019 Monday night my wife was shopping for rain boots. She said she has always wanted a good pair but never remembers to buy them. It was supposed to rain all day on Tuesday, and she was dreading the idea of being out all day without a good pair of boots. Her story reminded […]

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