November 10, 2018


Sometimes life comes at you fast.

Other times, life takes the long and circuitous route to you.

And sometimes, life just sprinkles down.

How we handle life as it comes at us, shows what we are on the inside. Taking time after a meltdown, a victory, or during a pause will help us steady our ship and realize there are high points, low points, and midpoints.

Take them, internalize them, and then move forward with the knowledge that life will continue in the same direction with or without you.


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November 7, 2018


“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
They want rain without thunder and lightning.
They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one;
or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.”
—Frederick Douglass


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Great Buffalo Fries from @goodmoodtruck. Love the use of celery to cool the hot sauce and temper the Gorgonzola. Paramus Food Truck Fall Festival Nov 4. (at Paramus, New Jersey)

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November 4, 2018


I was at church and the door greeter called me over to the front door.

Across the street was a skunk! It was coming down the path from a house and then turned to go down the sidewalk. I pulled out my phone and followed it.

I wanted to take a picture of it. As I got closer, I realized I should slow down and take the picture from a distance.

As I got as close as I dared, I started smelling it! Wow. That was a scent I hadn’t had in my nostrils since I was a kid. Potent, knock-me-back, go away smell.

I took my two pictures and let it go it’s way.

As I walked back to the church, I thought of this…

What about me? People are watching me all the time. They see me and want to get close for one reason or another. How close do they dare get?

I am giving off a scent.
What is it?
A lovely and refreshing smell or a stench that says “Go away!”?

How do you smell?
Do you need or want to change it?

I’m going to work on being a sweet smelling savor for all to enjoy.

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