Category: Holidays

Andy–Revisited. A Father’s Day Repost

Father’s day.  Dad’s all across the country will be heading out to the golf courses and ball parks,
lakes and rivers, or just to the living room to veg out in the Lazy Boy with a frosty adult beverage sporting that new paisley necktie because–well it’s dad’s day and that’s what dads get to do on
their day, right?   I’ve got other things that need tendin’ cause well, I just do.  So I thought I’d repost from last year my thoughts on Father’s Day.  I think it still rings
pretty true and it captures what I really feel about Father’s Day.
 

Happy Father’s Day.  (originally posted June 16, 2007–Thanks for the Warning,
Andy)

Warhol once said, “In
the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.”  I’ve spent my entire life trying to figure out how I was going to leave my mark, my signature.  How will the world know
that I was here?  What will be the Legacy of Ed?  I’m nominal, at best when it comes to sports. I can barely hold a tune in a bucket. I don’t play an instrument. I don’t have a
best selling novel floating around in my head. Forget business ideas, and I’m not really all that altruistic, so servitude is out. 

Six years ago this January, I finally got it.  I realized in a single moment on a snowy winter day, how I would be shaping the future, changing the world around me.  My
epiphany.

 

January 18, 2001 at 3:54pm I became a father.

And the clouds parted to cast a true shadow.”  My idiotic quest for personal glorification died that day as I …

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It’ll Be Earth Day Tomorrow, Too

 Intended to inspire an awareness of and an appreciation for  the Earth’s environment, Earth Day is celebrated
today at it has been each April for the past thirty eight years.  A grassroots campaign initiated back then served as a wake up call of sorts to help people to realize the impact of our
actions on the planet and give the environment a national spotlight.  A movement was born and today Earth Day is celebrated not only in America but in countries all over the world. 
But are we really doing right by our dear Mother …

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The wisdom of Linus…..

It’s easy to become so totally absorbed in the holiday season that we lose focus, the ability to just step back for a minute or two and ask ourselves why are we doing all of
this?  Bows, ribbons, packages, cards, lights, trees, family get togethers, Christmas carols and music programs…….Really?  What’s our motivation?  What’s it all
about? 

Thank you, Linus Van Pelt.

God Bless and Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine.  Here’s to a year of promise, prosperity and peace.

See ya in January!


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The downward spiral…..

If you, like me, fear you may have peaked just a tad too early this Christmas season I offer this.  Levity.  For me, it seems to
put things back into perspective.  Brings things into focus.  Enjoy.  And remember, there’s only six days left.


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The Christmas Gala…..

 There are many who prepare for December all year long, starting December 26th of the previous year with the after Christmas and
return sales, picking up odds and ends on weekends throughout the year, diligently socking away an extra ten or twenty here and there for the Christmas fund.  For these careful planners, come
December it’s all over save the wrapping.  I hate these people!  The litany of items on my list of things to get done before Christmas for some odd reason does not seem to be growing
appreciably smaller.  Oh, I’ve been able …

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