Category Archives: thinking

Lead with Love

I don’t remember mom and dad talking to us about a lot of serious things. Maybe they talked to my siblings – but I just don’t remember them talking to me about things like racism, worldview, the Bible, or even … Continue reading

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Starting over is hard to do

A few days ago, I shared my morning thoughts about life’s challenges. It said: “Life will never be easy. It will always be hard. But, we can choose our hard. Pick wisely.” I used that morning thought to reflect a … Continue reading

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…stop moving the wheel

I don’t have a lot to say today. Lately, I haven’t had a lot to say at all really. That’s the introspective side of me that stops by from time to time. The details aren’t important, but with the “busy”ness … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Houseplants & People

I remember my mom having a love for houseplants. I am not really one to pay attention to all the details, so I am not sure where they all came from, but there were a ton. I am not exaggerating … Continue reading

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It’s Thursday….and that means its Joe-time…my turn to add to the blog. I’ve been thinking for days of what I was going to write and, in a matter of transparency, I struggled this week to find a topic suitable for … Continue reading

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Wearing Our Own Shoes

Good morning and thank you for your continued support of Wisdom 2.5. After posting “Just a Guy,” I received a great deal of feedback that the community likes the idea of the siblings continuing with the blog our father started … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Focus

Okay, between fighting a head cold and facing the trip from Maine to New York, I haven’t been in the mood to sit down and write … even for Five Minute Friday on Saturday. But, as they say, the show … Continue reading

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The Meltdown

I haven’t been around for awhile. Truth is, I didn’t want to be here. This father just had no more wisdom in his tank. I didn’t want to be here in upstate New York either. Truth is, I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: Dear …

Since Kate has taken over Five Minute Friday (, the word prompts have tended to more … challenging. Instead of just a single word, they tend to make you think about how the word pairs with other thoughts. This week, … Continue reading

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Social Experiment

I’m trying something new on Facebook. Each day, I pick a random photo or saying from my WordPress Reader and share it on my Facebook page … like today’s to the right. I include the introduction “Random photo for the … Continue reading

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