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Thoughts about “Worry”

August 10, 2009

Worry is an exaggerated sense of one’s own responsibility.  We are in reality powerless over everything but ourselves and, therefore, to worry is to practice a belief that we are more powerful than we are.    Worry is the responsibility or property of management.  Ours is the footwork.  This is true with my role as […]

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Dr. Carl Jung, Norman Vincent Peale, and the Twelve Steps as an answer

July 14, 2009

I recently participated in a two day event at work which centered on the naming of six groups or “Families” of students residing at The Family Foundation School.  The theme for naming their houses was “Heroes of recovery in addiction and other prominent figures in the history of recovery.”  And yet while the two day […]

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Real Value – Facebook, Twitter, Social Media – a positive exchange

July 12, 2009

I have been experimenting with this “Social Media” thing for six months now. A question that has been in my mind is the value of the time spent on the computer and whether or not it is (in reality) adding to the quality of my friendships and social groups. So now in the last few […]

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The Family Foundation School Awards Banquet

June 14, 2009

Emailing: FFS Awards Dinner dance 2009 pic (10) Originally uploaded by Mikea44646

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FFS Awards Dinner Dance 2009 VID (33)

June 14, 2009

The tradition at The Family Foundation School is to end all dances with the song “We are Family” by Sister Sledge.  Playing in this video.  I had one of the best times at last night’s Awards Dinner & Dance. The dinner was a formal affair where students from FFS (a therapeutic boarding school for troubled […]

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FFS — “Back in the Day”

June 13, 2009

Today was a beautiful day in June. The skies were blue with temperatures in the 70s. I think what made the day particularly special for me was the opportunity to spend time with students of The Family Foundation School, a boarding school for troubled teen girls and boys at the location where The Family Foundation […]

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B-Iris- Star Ship Enterprise (44)

June 8, 2009

B-Iris- Star Ship Enterprise (44) Originally uploaded by Mikea44646 Planted in the Fall of 2007 – my “Starship Enterprise” Iris Plants have blossomed. What is significant about this plant is the story of why I planted them. As you may have guessed, Star Trek reference in the name of this particular species of plant (if […]

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Strength through Weakness

June 1, 2009

Father Ralph Pfau – (Father John Doe to those of us familier with the “Golden Books” & Tapes) – told the story below at an AA retreat some 50 years ago.  At the therapeutic boarding school where I work, FJD’s writings and talks have been part of the core living skills and program curriculum for over 30 years. Rather then paraphrasing […]

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Chicks in a Tub – Wow!

May 27, 2009

I’m not sure what is more fun Playing with chicks in the tub or posting about it. Click this link => dscn22102

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26 new Arrivals!

May 27, 2009

My sister is Wild about Chickens! Maybe there is something contagious in the idea – I’m not sure but now my wife and I have 26 Chicks brooding in the laundry room. 

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