Author Archives: JT

About JT

I am a happily married man with 6 children and have overcome an autoimmune disease through lifestyle changes. I hope to share my story and explore others' stories and perhaps together both of our lives will be enhanced.

A Childhood Moment…

I woke to the sound of birds outside the window. A warm gentle breeze blew through the screen and carried the scents of fresh-cut grass and tulips into my room.  I rushed to get dressed and head outside. I had … Continue reading

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Passing On…

Hello folks, it has been a while. It seems life is hitting me with the one, two punch continuously as of late. We are currently going through the last hours of saying goodbye to my mother-in-law. March 12th she decided … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dad

My father would have turned 75 today. I have mentioned in this blog how he had passed away on my birthday in 2005. As much as I understand it is merely coincidental, I can’t help feeling somewhat awkward on my … Continue reading

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How did we get here?

Once upon a time…they lived happily ever after.  This world we live in/on is incredible and complex, in fact the amount of things that have to go just right to support life boggles the cranial muscles. I find it ironic … Continue reading

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Signs… of Our Times.

Signs, they are everywhere. Some tell us what to do, or where to go, or what not to do or not to go.  Helpful at times and confusing occasionally, one thing is certain we take signs for granted most of … Continue reading

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Hello Again, Waldo

Hello friends, It has been a while and my reference to “Where’s Waldo” above is my attempt to humor the fact that I haven’t been around much. A brief summary of my life since August: 2 Kidney surgeries. Issues with … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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And So, This is Christmas

It is not what we get, It is what we got, Because we were without hope, This gift is eternity. No fancy packages, No delicacies made from fine ingredients, A barn, and some animals and what they leave behind, A … Continue reading

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Hello Friends… I’m struggling, I’m probably not the only one.

I don’t know where to start, there is so much inside me and yet I am grappling with positive ways to get it out. I want to scream at the top of my lungs from the top of a mountain … Continue reading

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Turkey Day Confessions

I have a shocking admittance to make… in light of the recent holiday, well frankly, I am having a hard time stirring up the feelings of thankfulness. It isn’t really that I am not thankful, actually I have a lot … Continue reading

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