Crab Feed, Crab Cakes, and Hustle: Remembering Howie

This past weekend, a couple big time stamps. 1/ Mentioned in an earlier post, the Charity Crab Feed of our DeAnza Lions Club came back after two years absent due to the COVID pandemic, and it was a tremendous return, inside and out. 2/ This past weekend was the fifth anniversary of our dad’s passing. …

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What Matters Most?

Funny, I strive to adhere to basic principles I consider positive and timeless… Those of the Stoics, of Buddha and Jesus…high minded, far reaching, eternal good, Somehow it all boils down to the people, always the people, always my family, my kids, my friends, my co-workers, all those mixed up in a big wok of …

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Speed Post:: All Saints (Hallows) Day

Remember the saints on this day, remember the lessons they’ve left us, Remember that saints are sinners who just kept trying, Trying to do right by others, trying to do right by God somehow, Somehow finding the strength and perseverance to keep trying, to the end, Just that, and then hallowed, in the end, Amen …

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An Attitude of Gratitude

This captures the attitude…let it be so… A Prayer for Generosity, attributed to Ignatius of Loyola… “Eternal Word, only begotten Son of God,Teach me true generosity.Teach me to serve you as you deserve.To give without counting the cost,To fight heedless of wounds,To labor without seeking rest,To sacrifice myself without thought of any rewardSave the knowledge …

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Piled High

Emotions piled high, letting the weight settle, Ten days of go, to decision and loss and sadness and alone, Our last canine, remaining sister, her time to end, to heart stop, eternal sleep, house quiet, heavy. Ten days plus 556 days since the family changed, two households now, split, solo dad era established, Adjusted ok …

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