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« Reply #1050 on: March 22, 2011, 09:37:50 AM »

Grateful to have not overreacted to a stressful situation this morning.
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« Reply #1051 on: March 22, 2011, 11:13:15 AM »

Where in southern Mexico?  Back in the spring of 1978 I spend three days in the prison of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas due to a fight between four locals and a friend and me; we were defending the two girls under our protection from being dragged off and when we ran to the police station the only policeman on duty ran away when the four of them arrived.  Funny story in retrospect, but to this day I remain grateful that it ended well. cheesy

Good morning Guro... San Luis Potosi, El Defe, Xilitla, and Zacatecas... Funny story you have there....so typical of Mexico...haha.
I'm glad that it ended well too. Chiapas....equals nice!!! I'll be back in the States at LAX tonight at 2300.

It would be nice to come down and train some when I get back. We'll exchange stories of stuff that I don't post online.

Hope all is well with everyone.

Me? I'm grateful that we have the means to learn and progress through the Martial Arts. I'm grateful that I don't have to remain ignorant forever.
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« Reply #1052 on: March 23, 2011, 10:46:07 AM »

Graetful to attempt to overcome a high level of anxiety regarding an event this week.
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« Reply #1053 on: March 25, 2011, 09:56:16 AM »

Grateful that today is here.
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« Reply #1054 on: March 25, 2011, 07:09:46 PM »

Where else would today be?  cheesy
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« Reply #1055 on: March 25, 2011, 10:59:56 PM »

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Grateful to have successfully defended my doctoral dissertation about three hours ago.
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« Reply #1056 on: March 27, 2011, 05:19:08 AM »

Gratful for a night without incident.  Friday night was plenty for the whole weekend...  lol 

Some people are so ignorant, they just dont know how to have a good time. 

Gratful to be getting out of the house and the entertainment presented at the club each night.

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« Reply #1057 on: March 27, 2011, 11:53:40 AM »

Grateful to have had an awesome breakfast with my wife and my two beautiful daughters. grin grin
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« Reply #1058 on: March 29, 2011, 01:53:14 PM »

Grateful for another professional challenge to come to a close today.
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« Reply #1059 on: March 29, 2011, 09:21:59 PM »

Grateful for my dentist.
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« Reply #1060 on: March 30, 2011, 09:48:17 AM »

Grateful to be in the presence of positive energy.
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« Reply #1061 on: March 30, 2011, 08:47:11 PM »

Congratulations Guide Dog on successfully defending your dissertation. That is an awesome accomplishment!
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« Reply #1062 on: March 31, 2011, 11:00:28 PM »

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Thank you for the kind words, Rachel!
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« Reply #1063 on: April 01, 2011, 06:15:16 AM »

Grateful for wonderful family time.

Grateful for Boxing Works, an outstaning place to have the unusual workouts that I do.
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« Reply #1064 on: April 04, 2011, 11:21:03 AM »

Grateful to be able to create in the moment.
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« Reply #1065 on: April 04, 2011, 03:17:41 PM »

Grateful for all of you. You've left a mark. A very positive one. I can't thank each of you enough.
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« Reply #1066 on: April 05, 2011, 10:11:04 AM »

Grateful for having support on limitless possibilities.
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« Reply #1067 on: April 05, 2011, 05:34:28 PM »

Grateful for a day at the gun range with my 11 year old son.  He handled himself very well; proud dad.
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« Reply #1068 on: April 06, 2011, 11:34:32 PM »

Grateful to have students who seem to LOVE training as much as I do.
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« Reply #1069 on: April 07, 2011, 09:52:24 AM »

Grateful to have worked it out so that my wife can participate in a yoga retreat.
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« Reply #1070 on: April 07, 2011, 10:01:15 AM »

Another earthquake. God bless them.
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« Reply #1071 on: April 12, 2011, 09:43:31 AM »

Continued prayers for Japan.

Grateful to be able to maintain some levity about two situations.
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« Reply #1072 on: April 13, 2011, 12:05:33 PM »

Grateful for the pace of the day.
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« Reply #1073 on: April 13, 2011, 12:29:09 PM »

Grateful for my Pretty Kitty!
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« Reply #1074 on: April 14, 2011, 09:48:50 AM »

Grateful that a 24/36 hour cold is making its exit from our house.
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« Reply #1075 on: April 15, 2011, 11:49:18 AM »

Grateful to be able to bring about creative expression in others.
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« Reply #1076 on: April 18, 2011, 09:27:05 AM »

Grateful for a particular work assignment.
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« Reply #1077 on: April 19, 2011, 01:01:26 PM »

Grateful for good music in my life. Nothing specific, just the general soundtrack of my life right now. Grateful to be alive in a time in which I can transport my entire music collection in a single, small object, because I thought it was pretty cool when I bought my first CD at 11.
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« Reply #1078 on: April 20, 2011, 09:36:19 AM »

Grateful for a sense of renewal regarding a particular endeavour.
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« Reply #1079 on: April 20, 2011, 06:36:53 PM »

Grateful for a reminder today about , , , gratitude grin
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« Reply #1080 on: April 21, 2011, 09:29:30 AM »

Grateful to be days away from some stillness.
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« Reply #1081 on: April 22, 2011, 01:19:40 PM »

Grateful for one of the mentors in my life.
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« Reply #1082 on: April 24, 2011, 09:44:17 AM »

Grateful for Easter.

Forgiveness is an important message to remember...
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« Reply #1083 on: April 24, 2011, 12:07:54 PM »

Grateful for a nice day yesterday at an amusement park with several generations of family. Also, Happy Easter to all those who are celebrating it!
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« Reply #1084 on: April 29, 2011, 03:03:20 PM »

Prayers for a friend on his way to Afghanistan
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« Reply #1085 on: May 01, 2011, 09:13:29 PM »

Grateful for the freedom to be oneself, in spite of what others think.
Grateful for truly lawless places.
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« Reply #1086 on: May 01, 2011, 11:28:03 PM »

Grateful for the sweeeeeet tasting Cuban cigar that I just smoked in honour of Osama Bin Laden being toast. Sweet, sweet taste.
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« Reply #1087 on: May 04, 2011, 02:08:19 PM »

Grateful for students who wanted extra credit who bought me supplies my employer can no longer afford.
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« Reply #1088 on: May 04, 2011, 03:26:48 PM »

Grateful to have helped a family in need in hard times.
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« Reply #1089 on: May 10, 2011, 11:21:42 AM »

Grateful for a wonderful trip to and seminar in Israel.
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« Reply #1090 on: May 11, 2011, 10:28:16 AM »

Grateful for a light comedy last night after the kids were asleep.
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« Reply #1091 on: May 12, 2011, 04:36:00 PM »

Grateful for a temporary sense of order.
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« Reply #1092 on: May 18, 2011, 02:00:30 PM »

Grateful for one of the best weekends ever!
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« Reply #1093 on: May 23, 2011, 07:00:22 PM »

Please keep the people of Joplin, MO in your prayers.  Or thoughts.  Or...

It looks really, really bad and the news seems to be getting worse. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/us/24tornado.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 
 
 
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« Reply #1094 on: May 24, 2011, 12:07:39 AM »

Amen to that BD. Worst in 60 years...

Nothing like Joplin MO, but yesterday was my first tornado ever as a property owner - Minneapolis was hit hard also. God Bless my tenants who ran for to their basements and found safety while the funnel ran through.  I have some cleanup to do, these are 2 story homes buried in debris with pieces of the homes knocked off.  Streets closed, schools closed, all wires down, power off, helicopters circling and 9pm curfew. It wasn't looting at the liquor store where the whole top blew off according to the owner they were taking the bottles out on the honor system when he got there. Lots of photos today but it looks about like this in every direction:
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« Reply #1095 on: May 24, 2011, 05:55:06 AM »

Good luck to you and yours, DougMacG. 
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« Reply #1096 on: May 25, 2011, 10:41:04 AM »

Grateful to finally have a day during which I feel good after being sick for quite a while, thinking I was better for a day, and then getting another cold!

Prayers for all those affected by the recent, extreme weather.
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« Reply #1097 on: May 25, 2011, 10:46:58 AM »

Prayers out for all those hit by the storms. Be safe, Doug, Bigdog.
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« Reply #1098 on: May 26, 2011, 10:03:15 AM »

Grateful for the approach of a significant event.
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« Reply #1099 on: May 27, 2011, 09:04:08 AM »

Prayers for Prof. Wally Jay, whom we have heard is in the hospital due to a stroke.
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