Category Archives: Thinking Out loud

Eleven Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifteen so far

July 4, 1987 – A young father, a young husband, and at 29 years old he was looking ahead to more time in Vancouver General Hospital.  Not something he relished. The phone rang after he arrived home from work, – … Continue reading

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Make That “Some Day” Today

I procrastinate.  I can take a long time to get something accomplished,  and some things I won’t put off at all and they are usually fairly inconsequential. I think everyone has a “Some Day I will” in them,  they know … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Ugly

Funny thing but on television or in movies I notice that ALL the cars are all shiny, clean, polished even. In real life my car looks either dusty or dirty seconds after I wash it, and never as clean and … Continue reading

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Finding Your Sweet Spot

I agonize trying to find the “sweet spot” in many areas of my life, and maybe you do also. If you golf, or play baseball then the sweet spot is that spot on your club or bat where you hit … Continue reading

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5 foot tall, 100 pounds – Mountain Conqueror

I recently had a discussion with a friend who has set 7 worthwhile goals for themselves. I confess 7 goals had me thinking and this morning at the auspicious time of 5:30 a.m. I realized it reminded me of Shailee … Continue reading

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The Myths and Magic of Kidney Donation

Originally posted on Leaving it better than I found it.:
I have been SO impressed with the number of people that reach out to me every week about kidney donation. People are so curious and are really looking to do…

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Walking in the sunshine

They were the best of friends, Dallas and Ryan, and time spent together was always appreciated, even when weeks passed between walks. Last week they walked on a cold winter day, their faces exposed to the wind, so cold their … Continue reading

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Forgotten treasure

  In the hallway of my house is a box with thousands of old pictures. Treasure I walked past without thinking. This week my son took a day to go through some of those, and we shared the treasure of … Continue reading

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Living in the Splendour of the Moment

I sat down to enjoy reading a book the other day and I caught myself also turning on the television. I caught myself and I realized that I was trying to multitask reading which stunned me and disappointed me. It … Continue reading

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A Lesson about Light I learned this week

This week I learned a lesson about light from a rabbi. I’m not Jewish but I was invited to a public lighting of a menorah candle. The rabbi spoke warmly, and genuinely to explain the symbolism of the candle lighting … Continue reading

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