Category Archives: Control

2 Days ’til 40: 40 Favorite Posts from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

I must say that it was much easier to choose 40 photos than to choose 40 posts!  One of the fun things about this particular journey is that I allowed myself to write (or post photos) about whatever I felt on any particular day.  As a result, I have a wide array of followers who each connect in different ways to what I write – this has been amazing.  I imagine that in the future, as I become a bit more focused, I may have a less diverse group of readers, though I hope not!


Here is my top 40 list of posts, hopefully as eclectic as my readers are.  Some I chose because of the importance of the content, some because they make me laugh (yes, I realize that I have a weird sense of humor that others do not always appreciate) and some because I like the way the words flow. Read the rest of this entry »


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12 Days ’til 40: Rocky Roads


When someone mentions “rocky road” does the above image come to mind, or do you think of ice cream?

Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me. ~ Bob Marley

Yeah I love scuffed up cowboy boots and broken tore up jeans.  A four wheel drive, eight point bucks and rocky road ice cream. ~ Eric Church Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on February 9, 2013 in attitude, Control


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42 Days ’til 40: Illusions of Control



Almost every person I know has a weatherman story.  You know it, don’t you?  The story of the weatherman who could not predict a sunny day even when they were out in the hot sun getting dehydrated.  This is how myself and my colleagues have felt this week.  We had a prediction for snow.  We did not have a gentle prediction, we had a strong declaration from all the local news sources that there was going to be a “major snow event” in our city.  Over 100 snowplows were on standby, as was my entire staff and our families. Read the rest of this entry »


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140 Days ’til 40: Negating Negativity


Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. ~ Michael Jordan

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. ~ W. Clement Stone Read the rest of this entry »


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181 Days ’til 40: Beer Festival


Today I went with my partner and two friends to the local beer festival.  It was a lot of fun. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Addiction, attitude, Control, Diet, Health


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238 Days ’til 40: Corrupting and Contaminating Our Youth

It is a sad day today, it is sad because I have to readily admit something so many of my colleagues already know.  We adults are screwing up.  We are making grave mistakes.  We are personally corrupting and contaminating our youth.  We are destroying the youth that we should be building up.  We are failing to adequately prepare them to function in our world. Read the rest of this entry »


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280 Days ’til 40: Ebooks – Good or Evil?

I recently flew between the US and Italy and this was what I saw next to me on that wing of the flight.  Every person in one row reading a book on an electronic device.  I have heard so many people say to me, “But it is NOT the same!  I NEED a BOOK.” Read the rest of this entry »


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293 Days ’til 40: Holding My Tongue

An Englishman’s never so natural as when he’s holding his tongue. ~ Henry James

I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.  – Xenocrates Read the rest of this entry »


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331 Days ’til 40: Defining Ourselves

… and the Zebra continued to ponder… “Am I white with black stripes, or am I black with white stripes?  Oh no, if I cannot answer this question, how on earth am I going to be able to concentrate tomorrow? I am going to lose sleep tonight as I stay up to ponder this question.  I need to know, I HAVE to know – am I white with black stripes or black with white stripes?  I MUST be able to define who I am!!!”  A wiser, older Zebra soon approached him and said, “It is quite simple, in a short time you will be neither black with white stripes or white with black stripes – you will be the Lion’s lunch if you continue with this nonsense!” Read the rest of this entry »


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333 Days ’til 40: Keys to Our Future

I am certain that at some point in life we all ask ourselves “what is the key to our future?”

Corrie Ten Boom said, “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.”  I tend to agree with her.

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