Tag Archives: parents

  1. Wrestling With The Devil

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    June 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    BOOK REVIEW All great stories are about journeys, either internally or externally. Wrestling With The Devil is both. From The …
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  2. Wrestling The City Budget, Round 1

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    May 3, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Monday night at the Water Building, city leaders sit in the round with Power Point squares flashing on opposite walls. …
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  3. Sports Injuries: Once They Heal, Why Do They Still Hurt

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    April 11, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    The Big Brace (courtesy of orthopedicresources.com)

    No Pill Gonna Cure That Ill (also found on oregonsportsnews.com) You get hurt eventually. Maybe a knee, probably a shoulder. …
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  4. Occupy Portland, A Working Mom’s Frame of Mind

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    October 25, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    “Ten years ago George W came to Portland,” the man said. “Since I work in downtown I saw the whole show.” What he …
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  5. Wrestling With Stupid

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    August 31, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    INSPIRED BY SETH GODIN Mr. Godin had to be a wrestler. Everything he writes sounds like a reason to wrestle. If …
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  6. 5 Woes Of Wrestling Momma

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    May 14, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Heritage Starts Here  This scene plays out all across the Unites States:  Every season of every sport brings out the …
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  7. FAT: Fatherhood Admission Test

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    April 26, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Who’s Your Daddy A strong male presence in the household is a good thing?  That’s the common solution for single mom’s with …
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  8. The Lodge

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    April 5, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    The Last Best Thing, The New Adventure What do you do when you close your eyes at night? Imagine a …
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  9. Think, Do, Write?

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    March 23, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Except For Tsunami Forcast, Then It’s Da Do Run, Run, Run, Da Do Run Run An observation: some people panic in an …
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  10. New Year Puncher

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    January 3, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    After the Christmas Kicker I thought all the fun and games of the holidays would be over.  Wrong.  Way wrong.  But …
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  11. Demonstrate, Don’t Pontificate…or?

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    September 27, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (inspired by http://www.copyblogger.com/tell-readers-why/) Demonstrate means show; pontificate means tell. Show. And tell.  You’ve all seen poor demonstrations?  Someone shows you …
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  12. DUXFORD SUPER GUNNER

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    September 1, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    How does military genius work?  Start with technology.  Military genius understands the role of technology. The knife wins hand to …
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  13. AMERICAN ANGEL

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    July 20, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    IS PRIMARY CAREGIVING WASTED ON THE AFFLICTED? If you haven’t been there, then you’ve heard the story: someone’s health takes …
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  14. Home Town pt. 1, The Log Cabin

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    July 18, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Most places have a ‘corner’ store.  It’s best if it’s within walking distance, but still good if you don’t want to …
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  15. Golden Rule

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    July 9, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Based on http://portlandtribune.com/opinion/story.php?story_id=127853648029241100 My new favorite saying is “It all works out in the end, and if it’s not worked …
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  16. Family of One

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    July 8, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Is a father and a father-figure the same thing? Not when one of the common questions is ‘Who’s your daddy’, or …
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  17. Troubles

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    April 23, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    When is poor health, hygiene and diet a plea for help instead of a lifestyle choice?  It depends on how …
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  18. Wrestling Powers

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    November 17, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    IT ALWAYS MATTERS The man in the hospital bed was not the man who gave his step-daughter to me at our wedding.  The …
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  19. The Cycle

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    November 13, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    WITH GENTLE CARE Ask any family caregiver who’s gone for the cycle to recall their best memory.  Just one.  If they cared …
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  20. Love Means Caring

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    November 12, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    AND THE OTHER WAY AROUND The family caregiver rolls through the day with a partner if their loved one is married.  It’s a sandwich …
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