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Home For The Holidays

These 20 years of family gatherings came to an abrupt end when my mother-in-law passed away in 1993, and my father-in-law passed away two years later.   We eventually established new family traditions, but we all remember that special unplanned Christmas gathering in 1979 when everybody was with us.
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Pauwi Na

Araw-araw ganito tayo. Tatlumpung minuto nating binabaybay ang Ayala papuntang terminal ng UV Express. Ako ba-byahe papuntang Maynila, ikaw pa-Rizal. Tatlumpung minutong minsa’y tahimik, minsa’y maingay. Ngunit lagi, may kwento.
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Fleeting Romance

The sight of him made my heart skipped a beat. His confidence level made me turn into a damsel in distress. As he playfully grabbed my arms in the middle of the shop, I can't help but think, "I can almost love him."
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Half Marathon Man

Half Marathon Man   Adlai Stevenson was a distinguished statesman and two-time Democratic presidential nominee. He lost the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections to the popular war hero Dwight D. Eisenhower. He mounted a third attempt to secure the Democratic…

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The Slowest 5K in History

This year’s race was supposed to be special for me since I am now a personal trainer at Safari Island Community Center in Waconia, and I know a number of the great people who live here.
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Re-Tirement

I am so thankful this year for a very successful launch into my new health and fitness career.  I consider this my “re-tirement”, as in getting two new tires on my bicycle so that I can keep moving forward.

Lessons from a Penguin

On my last training ride on the Cannon Valley Trail, the web site said it was 20 miles one way, but my odometer said it was 30.  It looked like 30; it felt like 30, and I wanted it to be 30, but I was wrong.  When facts point in one direction, and your opinion points in the opposite direction, you would be wise to yield to the facts.
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The Tzadik

The summary also indicates that some of the prophecies extend to modern times, the Mets winning the 1969 World Series (Men will strike round balls with round sticks, and the least of the ball strikers will be first 5730 - 1969) and the Moon landing
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Countless Possibilities

We have countless possibilities. Different destinies, different endings. Countless choices, countless results. We get bad decisions in life that we can't turn back to change, instead we face the consequences and live with it.