Category Archives: Writing

Working for a living – End of the Day for January 27, 2014

I know it does’t sound like a big deal, but I applied for job today. Now, granted, it wasn’t a typical 9 to 5, drive to the office, sit in a cubicle type of a job, but a job nonetheless. … Continue reading

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New experiences – End of the Day for January 26, 2014

New experiences are always broadening for the mind and can help us extend ourselves in other parts of our lives. My son was recently asked to participate in (quite an elaborate) Sweet Sixteen party for a classmate at his school. … Continue reading

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Just get rid of it – End of the Day for January 25,2014

Our home improvement works continues again today. The last piece of the ancient carpet is gone and even the bare cement seems nicer than what was here. It is odd how this New Year has brought about a huge desire … Continue reading

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How weird is your father? – End of the Day for January 24, 2014

Sitting here at our partner desk or riding in the car together, I will sometimes turn to my 16-year-old son and ask him how weird it is have a father that can listen to some of the same music he … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just have to make cookies – End of the Day for January 23, 2014

As the title says, sometimes you just have to make cookies. We can all get a little too focused on work sometimes –and money — and worry — and stress and the longer I live the more I believe the … Continue reading

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Energy Level – End of the Day for January 22, 2014

I was working this afternoon when I hit a wall. My shoulder slumped, my jaw slackened and my fingers stilled. I hate when this happens. Despite my desire to accomplish as much as I can each day, my energy had … Continue reading

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Transition without a destination — End of the Day for January 21, 2014

There are times, sitting here in the home office, when I wonder what I am doing. I am sure this is still due to my fairly recent career transition, but it can be a bit disconcerting. The “what I do” … Continue reading

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Haunting the sales racks — End of the Day for January 20, 2014

Anyone who knows us would never describe my wife and I as “shoppers.” We don’t shop as a recreational activity and sometimes, for me, getting me in the mood to go clothes shopping could be a month-long exercise. That said, … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to just keep swimming – End of the Day for January 19, 2014

Three days of great activity and hard, physical labor here at home has left me sleepy and a big non-functional in other areas. Typically a night owl, I can barely keep my eyes open. There is still a lot to … Continue reading

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Anxiety – End of the Day for January 18, 2014

Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination.[2] It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over something unlikely to happen, such as the feeling of imminent death.[3] Anxiety is not the … Continue reading

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Changes in the office – End of the Day for January 17, 2014

Listen to this “End of the Day” audio podcast (Music: “Vibe Ace” by Kevin MacLeod, http://incompetech.com, Under Creative Commons License) Change can feel really, really, really weird sometimes, even when it is something relatively small. I spent most of my … Continue reading

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What is this outdoors of which you speak? — End of the Day for January 13, 2014

It was one of those day. A day when I was focused, working, productive — and never stepped foot outside. I didn’t even walk out to the compost pile or to turn on a sprinkler. Dang! These days always amaze … Continue reading

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Changes you must simply accept – End of the Day for January 10, 2014

I am usually a big proponent of change, even if I have trouble with it sometimes. At other times, I actually force myself into a change in order to challenge myself. Sometimes, though, there are changes that come along that … Continue reading

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Speaking, Cooking and Teaching — End of the Day for January 9, 2014

Everyone was hard at work today and it was my first day with the home office all to myself. As I mentioned before, a little silence and alone time can be good, as long as you have something to focus … Continue reading

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The Kids Are Alright! – End of the Day for January 8, 2014

It was a good day today and it reminded me of something that is worth saying out loud here in the blog. Teenagers are pretty cool! Yes, that’s right. I think teenagers are pretty neat folks and this especially goes … Continue reading

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