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About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.

The Buck Stops Here

“The buck stops here” is a phrase that was popularized by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who kept a sign with that phrase on his desk in the Oval Office. The phrase refers to the notion that the President has … Continue reading

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Gullible

Gullible is a word you don’t hear used much anymore. I wonder why? My Grandmother used the word gullible a lot as in “he is a gullible old fool” when she was talking about her sister in laws husband Mr. … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin I have written before about my love of … Continue reading

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Trump can dish it out, but he can’t take it

Back in 2011, Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. wrote an article for Psychology Today titled The Narcissist’s Dilemma: They Can Dish It Out, But… In his article, Dr. Seltzer writes: “When criticized, narcissists (those afflicted with narcissistic personality disorder) show themselves … Continue reading

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Who you going to blame? THE CHINESE!

“It would have been much better if we had known about this a number of months earlier. It could have been contained to that one area in China where it started. And certainly the world is paying a big price … Continue reading

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You won’t see this on Fox News

Just as a reminder: Feb. 7 (tweet): “…… as the weather starts to warm & the virus hopefully becomes weaker, and then gone.” Feb. 10: “I think the virus is going to be — it’s going to be fine.” Feb. … Continue reading

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Care, compassion and empathy

As many of you know I work in the non-profit world of affordable housing. The organization that I am affiliated with owns approximately 500 front doors, units that we lease to the elderly, people with mental health issues, HIV/AIDS, and … Continue reading

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