Author Archives: dfolstad58

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.

A map is worth 100,000 words

Thanks for visiting “Life and Random Thinking” ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ More than once a day when I am reading and commenting on blog posts, I think “I should share this post!” Today I was reading “Robby Robin’s Journey” and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Just a girl at a campfire 41 years ago

Forty-one years ago. It was the summer of 1979 and I joined a youth group who went into the woods outside Kamloops for a campfire and sing some songs. She was “just a girl at a campfire” and I didn’t … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule is #1

Thank you for visiting “Life and Random Thinking” today. – David +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ When I was little I visited my Baba and Guido in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.  If you have never heard of that place I understand.  Kindersley is not a major … Continue reading

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Running on Empty – refill regularly

When I was eighteen and starting driving more than just to work and back home, I was counselled to never let my gas tank go below half-full.  I remembered his advice, and when on road trips I also used to … Continue reading

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Power of Words – you already have it

Words, we use them every day and think nothing of it. But words can have power. They can encourage, educate, support, slash or inspire. If you are like me, you probably underestimate the effect that your words have on the people … Continue reading

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In my sleep

  Welcome to Life and Random Thinking – the blogs I write are borne out of things people say, things I see, as a result I have categories on my blog like “Thinking Out Loud“. I may need a new … Continue reading

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