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Finding Your Heart in the Streets

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It promised to be a beautiful weekend and I had secured my cheap flight for a quick trip to Barcelona. I had always wanted to see the beautiful cathedral by Guadi and wander the streets eating Spanish seafood tapas. My day had finally arrived. It was better than I ever could have imagined. My South American Spanish worked just fine. This was a place where stories could be had for the asking. Coffee shops, sidewalk…
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Grandma’s 96th: Seeing the Deeper Story

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It was a San Diego sunny day in early September not long ago. My family had been called to gather at a CoCo’s restaurant that had become my grandma’s favorite. She was turning 96 that day and the combination of mashed potatoes and a highball were compelling to that young girl who had endured prohibition. As the oldest grandson, I had looked forward to that day, even though the dementia with which she wrestled moved…
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See the Whole Story

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It had been brutally hot in Southern California and I was worried about some of my homeless friends. So I hunted down O’side Mike, who generally takes care of the homeless folks here in Oceanside. I asked him if he would like to run out for a quick hamburger and a little conversation. So off we went to our local dive. Michael, or O’side Mike, as I call him is 10 days younger than I…
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Looking Back to Look Forward: Favorite Posts of 2013

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[gn_quote style="1"]There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. -Confucius[/gn_quote] Before we ring in the new year, I’d love to share some of my favorite posts over the past year. I am really proud of these in particular and I want to truly thank you all for your kind words in the…
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On “Being” For a New Year

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Each year around now, I get nostalgic and like to think of all I’ve accomplished over the course of the year. Did I get more done than the previous year? The same? Less? The truth is it doesn’t matter. The beauty of life is that you’re still living it. As Lennon said, “tomorrow never knows” and it is in that notion that true happiness can be had. Be thankful that you made it to where…
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