Put a Smile on that Face!

Dear Daughter I know you had a tough test yesterday and you will have another one today. I think that by now your Mom and I have given you all the encouragement and advice we can and of course we will always be here for an unlimited supply of that. Nonetheless, you’re still facing a tough […]

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Everyone is Faking it!

Dear Daughter I know it’s another tough week for tests and you’re seeing some people walking around looking smug, as if they are not at all concerned about the exams – NOT true. Life is Great once you realize that most people are good at a few things and fake being good or confident at most […]

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Salad Spinners – Yeah!

Dear Daughter This may sound a little lame, but your Dad thinks Life is Great because of salad spinners.  That’s right – salad spinners! I came from a place where there were no such things, you either ate wet salad or you hung it out to dry with your socks (or worse than socks) on […]

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Yes – Sometimes Life is Hard!

Dear Daughter I know you got another tough week ahead of you at college and it’s perfectly human to feel pressured and overwhelmed at times, but hopefully you have learned to hide it a little bit better? I fear that if you’re feeling pressured this entire semester that you might get permanently stuck with your […]

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Congratulations – You got an Extra Hour!

Dear Daughter Your Life is great because you got an extra hour today plus modern technology made it easier to adjust to the time change. This means you could spend it reading this extra long post. I kid you not, this started off as about 5 sentences and I was done, then somehow I started […]

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The Scarecrow & Politics

Dear Kiddies Life is Great in this country partially because you do have some political power and choices as a citizen. Keep in mind that whether you like it or not, politics will affect every aspect of your life. I’ve always told you that you should adopt your own political and religious views – you […]

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Just Do it – Be Super No. 1!

Dear Daughter As always, I’m not sure what lesson or little nugget of incredible inspiring wisdom I’m writing about here. I think it could be either: I know I’ve always tried to say enjoy life and don’t pressure yourself too much, but this photo with your “Just Do it” t-shirt under the “Super No. 1” […]

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Your Uncle is Lying to Us!

Dear Daughter Life is great because often people will really surprise you by being far more interesting than you ever believed – like the old adage “never judge a book by its cover.” For example, your uncle Frank must have been living a double life at some very interesting nightclubs when he was young. He […]

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You can Choose to be Optimistic!

Dear Daughter Something you probably never knew about me is that I love movies, most of them lousy, but “O’brother where art Thou” is amongst the good ones – it almost made your Dad a Dapper Dan man. Anyway, there is a great scene after they all escape from prison and are walking down a […]

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