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Jul 24

Fountains Heal

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

Buckingham_Fountain_in_Chicago_at_night_I grew up in Chicago.

There are many great sites in Chicago, but one of my favorite has always been “Buckingham Fountain.”

Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world.

Located at Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway in Grant Park, the fountain “runs from 8 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, typically from April to mid-October, depending on weather. Times are subject to change when large events take place in or around Grant Park.”

Sep 28

Hiding

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

Dating difficulties drag us down.  Whether it’s crying our way through a painful breakup, dealing with being dumped, or coping with the obvious sense  that we’ve blundered, blown it and need to move on, they all drag us down.

Dragged Down

Maybe you don’t have dating drama.  Maybe you’re jealous of the cute girl in the next cubicle, the muscular guy in the seat next to you, or the smart girl who always has the right answer.

Maybe you’re an unemployed NFL referee whose mistakes were played over and over on national TV. 

Jul 31

I Hate When…

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

I’m wrestling with myself, because…

I hate when I mess up.
I hate when I let down my guard.
I hate when I lower my standards.
I hate when I try to wiggle out.
I hate when I rationalize my choices.
I hate when I justify my behavior.
I hate when I make excuses.
I hate when I settle.
I hate when I plot stupid stuff.
I hate when I hide my failures.

May 22

Breaking News: Cubs Fan Says Something Good About A Cardinals Player

Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Relational, Spiritual, Sports

With my dad’s influence I grew up a baseball fan.  We played catch on the sidewalks.  We played wiffle ball in the front yard.  We listened to games in the car.  We watched games in the living room.  I still have some baseball cards from 1970 the first season I bought my own baseball cards.

The Chicago Cubs were then and still are my favorite team.  My dad had been a Cubs fan and Milwaukee Braves fan growing up.