Archive - 2017

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Let’s Show Contempt for…Contempt
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TIME TO GO DEEPER
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Some Needed Financial Advice
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DEALING WITH LOSS
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Church Reimagined

Let’s Show Contempt for…Contempt

Contempt has to be one of the uglier words in English language. When I think of the word, I picture someone with a look of disdain, screaming, “What an idiot.” I hear it in marches where people throw insults and curses, and I read it on social media where people rant and rage and express[…]

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TIME TO GO DEEPER

On my list of books for 2017 is Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. I have just begun, and I can see it will be a timely read. There’s even a grit scale to measure oneself by, ranging from extremely gritty to not at all gritty. Grit is all about stamina and[…]

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Some Needed Financial Advice

Early Tuesday, after two hard hours of competitive tennis, I stayed on at the gym to engage in a fitness class dedicated to realignment. Maybe this will resolve the pain I am dealing with in my lower hip. It was not a pleasant experience. The instructor was kind enough, though her torturous routines devoted to[…]

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DEALING WITH LOSS

Some of my best childhood memories go back to Balboa Stadium, where I used to watch John Hadl and Lance Alworth. Over the years, Dan Fouts, Charlie Joiner, Kellen Winslow, Junior Seau, Philip Rivers…these have been some of my gridiron heroes. Yes, the San Diego Chargers have been maddening to follow. They epitomize the statement—“So[…]

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Church Reimagined

At the gym at 5:20 this morning, the parking lot was unusually full and the fitness classes were packed. Happens every January. Things will thin out in another week or two, once the buzz of a new resolution fades and the realities of pain set in. I have been thinking about my own list of[…]

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