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The Olympics

The Olympics and I have a long history.  In high school our sports teams were called the Olympians, which by virtue of my attending the school, made me an official Olympian. No running, jumping, sweating required.  If you went to … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Thoughts

The first Valentine’s card that had great significance in my life came from a boy named Donald Deathridge.  The card asked me if I wanted to go steady.  Since we were in 5th grade at the time and not old … Continue reading

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Why the Seahawks Need to Win

As I sit writing this, our entire state is obsessed with what they perceive to be a great need.  The need is simple.  The Seattle Seahawks NEED to win the Super Bowl. To understand why this is so important, you … Continue reading

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What I Learned From The Biggest Loser

It’s rare that a person can truthfully say that a TV show changed their life.  But, in my case it’s true.  Seven years ago I made a huge life change, in large part due to the NBC show The Biggest … Continue reading

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Playing God

I don’t know where it came from.  Maybe it started when dad had surgery, or when mom became seriously ill with pneumonia.  I’m sure dad’s death, which came less than a month after my tenth birthday, played into it.  My … Continue reading

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Just Say No

It didn’t take a book or a therapist or even a lot of soul searching to figure out that one of the first things I needed to tackle as I began digging my way out of depression was my inability … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolution

I decided a long time ago that I’m not much of a New Year’s Resolution person. I’m also not much for setting goals. What I am is a person who is open to change. A person who is constantly trying … Continue reading

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