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Renegotiating a deal with my mom…

I sighed as I entered the kitchen. It must have been a deep one because our eldest son, who was doing the dishes, immediately turned to me and said, “You ok, Mom?” Our boys have seen me cry only three … Continue reading

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One night, about a year before I was diagnosed with ALS, Mary and I were up late watching “Nightline.” Ted Koppel was doing three nights of interviews with a retired college professor named Morrie Schwartz.…

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One thing…

Cancer lesson #1 – The only thing worth pursuing and sharing in this life is LOVE. Love is the embodiment of truth, forgiveness, compassion, grace, excellence, wisdom, acceptance, and inspiration. Nothing else matters much. Period. And since God IS love … Continue reading

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Hospital cafeteria

My mom was wheeled into surgery an hour ago and as I watch our close friends and family gather here in the hospital cafeteria, I realize there’s something very sacred about this place. There are so many different life experiences … Continue reading

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Why I hate religion but love Jesus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY

This is exactly what I feel about religion vs. Jesus. It’s all about Jesus…

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You’re too sensitive

“You’re too sensitive!” Oh, how many times I did I hear those words growing up?! Probably hundreds. No matter what the situation I was in when those words were spoken and hit my ears, a wave of secondary, more destructive … Continue reading

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The power of words…

I was waiting in line at a coffee house this morning when I witnessed something awful. When I walked into Coffee Republic in Folsom I was excited about 2 things: 1. I love meeting and supporting new friends who work … Continue reading

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The bracelet

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desert flower

Somthing to think about when you feel like giving up.

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35 ways to create a dysfunctional family

1. Find the most unhealthy person who will tolerate your dysfunction and marry that person. 2. Have children immediately. 3. Create a No-Talk policy in your home. 4. Be as mean as you can to your family at home, and … Continue reading

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