Category Archives for Life

Life lessons from the baseball diamond

Ah, the joys of spring:  longer daylight, budding flowers, farm babies, and, of course, opening day of our national pastime, baseball.  What a thrill to go to the game and “root, root, root for the home team.” I’ve found a day at the ballpark can also be very educational.  In the game of life, baseball […]

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Life is what you give back

A son and his father are walking in the mountains.  Suddenly, the boy falls, scrapes his knee and screams, “AAAhhhhhhhhh!!!” To the son’s surprise, he hears his voice repeating, somewhere in the mountains, “AAAhhhhhhhhh!!!” Curious, he yells, “Who are you?”  He receives the same answer, “Who are you?” Angered at the response, he screams, “Coward!”  He […]

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Life is what you make it

One of my favorite “Peanuts” cartoons by Charles Schultz has Charlie Brown saying, “I learned something in school today.  I signed up for folk guitar, computer programming, stained glass, art, shoemaking, and a natural foods workshop.” “Instead,” he said, “I got spelling, history, arithmetic, and two study periods.” The last panel has Charlie’s companion asking, […]

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