LIFE MATTERS

$300 a plate for a banquet of consequences?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Do you know what the most expensive moving violation is? I don't know about everywhere, but I know the answer in at least one Texas Panhandle county.

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#drgrandpa says, “Find your new joy!”

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I woke up this morning under the patchwork "crazy" quilt that Granny Lewis made for me when I was 10 years old.

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Rethinking your investment portfolio

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Did that headline get your attention? No, I haven't decided to dabble in financial advising - trust me, that would not be a good thing.

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Making the most of life’s ‘next’ days

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Christmas Day ... son's graduation day ... daughter's wedding day ... any adult birthday that ends with a zero ... What do these days have in common?

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How can I do the RIGHT thing?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I had to do something this week that I really hate to do. I turned down a speaking engagement.

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Focusing on life’s better half

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Did you ever have to halve something with a sibling? Which "half" did you want?

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Autocorrect gone wild … the lawyer and the geisha

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

If you use a smartphone, it has probably happened to you: that moment when autocorrect takes over and inserts a word that makes you say, "Where the heck did that come from?"

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Crafting your powerful ‘Yes!’

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

It really is an epidemic. I got a lot of response from last week's "Life Matters" in which I talked about protocols for helping those with Hand-Raising Syndrome (HRS) and No-No-itis (NNI) learn to say "no" without regret. One reader even made a point of calling me to thank me.

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Saying ‘no’ without regret

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

My friends, I am aware of a worldwide epidemic. As someone who works primarily with volunteers, I've seen it for years.

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The great (rut) escape

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

One of my influencers quips that when asked what he thinks about a subject he says, "I don't know; I haven't blogged about it yet." His point is that he processes his thoughts on a subject through writing about it.

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Why do I have to be the bad cop?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

You are likely familiar with the phrase "good cop/bad cop." Before I continue, I must offer the disclaimer that I mean no disrespect to any law enforcement personnel by using this familiar terminology.

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Will you still love me, Tomorrow?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

May 13, 1988: Brilliant, energetic, 26-year-old preacher boy with gorgeous wife and 5-day-old daughter walks across the stage and receives his seminary Master's degree with the expectation that some grateful church would be waiting anxiously to call him as their pastor.

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The Great Pretender

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

This is one of those days when I have no inspiration to write.

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Know when more information is needed

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

You've heard of TMI, right? "Too much information."

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When it rains, it pours

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

A couple of weeks ago, I headed for home after a gully-washer of a rain. When I walked through my front door, I was greeted by a puddle of standing water.

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Confessions of a fume runner

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Writing inspiration comes from all kinds of places and circumstances. I never know when something is going to spark an idea.

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A David and Goliath tale

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Have you heard of the Goliath Bird Eating Spider? If not, Google it and/or do a YouTube search. I'd never heard of this gigantic tarantula until last night when Mrs. Sweetie and I spent time with an amazing young woman and her family.

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Something about Larry

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

By the time I met him, signs were already there, albeit unrecognized. He had been described as a bit aloof, uncomfortable socially, a hesitant conversationalist.

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Collecting memories

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I once had a great collection of cheesy souvenir coffee mugs from every place I vacationed. The more it screamed, "I am cheap, but I have the name of this place in big, bright letters," the higher its chances of making my collection.

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How to dress for success

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Mrs. Sweetie and I were having lunch recently when we got a good chuckle.

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