delray beach: Delray Beach- MeetUps, Unrest, and Appreciation - 08/18/17 03:57 PM
Delray Beach- MeetUps, Unrest, and Appreciation
 
It has been a busy week! There were two MeetUps and they were so much fun. The MeetUps are still going on so if you have the opportunity to attend one, I hope you’ll make every effort to attend!
 
 
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.  Deepak Chopra
 
 
No matter where you stand, it has been hard turning on the news. You don’t want to be an ostrich but at the same time, we need a break from everything going on.
 
 
I searched for something I could grasp...something I feel absolutely certain about. … (37 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Got Attitude? - 08/11/17 04:26 PM
Delray Beach- Got Attitude?

It’s been a busy week with a lot of opportunity around people to experience their customer/client services skills. And it is with a big smile that I say that my experience this week has been way above average!
 
 
 
 
A healthy attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
Tom Stoppard

 
 You know how it is when you experience someone in a service position that has such a bad attitude that you want to reach across the desk and give them a Leroy Jethro Gibbs head slap!  (that was an N.C.I.S. reference)

 
Larry had … (40 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Happy Birthday Moon Walker - 08/04/17 05:03 PM
 
Delray Beach- Happy Birthday Moon Walker
 
HappyBirthday, Neil Armstrong...the first man to walk on the moon.
 
 Are you old enough to remember when you could name the original 7 Mercury astronauts?  Or do you remember when we new when the next launch was going to take place and made sure we were in front of our television sets to watch?
 
Research is creating new knowledge. Neil Armstrong
 
 
I remember seeing night launches while sitting in our bass boat on a small lake in Orlando.  And, I saw a day launch from our balcony in Delray Beach.
 
 
Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Sizzling and Friends - 07/28/17 05:03 PM
 
Delray Beach- Sizzling and Friends
 
It has been hot yet again but we were able to visit with a friend's sister and brother-in-law who in turn have become our friends. We don’t have a whole lot in common except that we believe in the good in people. And for us, that's enough.
 
 
The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights. Giotto di Bondone
 
 
These relatively new friends of ours are what Larry and I call “good people.” Anyone who needs help is offered assistance and there is no hesitation whatsoever. They will stop what they're doing … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Afternoon Showers - 07/21/17 04:54 PM
 
Delray Beach- Afternoon Showers
 
The typical South Florida summer afternoon thunderboomers are here!  They are, however, not limited to the afternoons. We’ve been seeing storm clouds on the horizon on our morning walks and often we can see the showers heading our way.
 
 
It’s been hard for all of us to focus on our walks because of the ongoing renovation of the boardwalk area.
 
 
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson
 
 
 
There’s orange netting around the palm trees, chunks of concrete off to the side, and signs closing off large … (29 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach-The Word of the Day ...Heat - 07/14/17 03:59 PM
Delray Beach-The Word of the Day ...Heat

For my Saturday post and quotes, I was thinking of the heat and humidity that so many of us have been experiencing.  So in seeking quotes about heat I found many interesting quotes that had nothing to do with heat as relates to temperature but they were interesting nevertheless.
 
 
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. Woodrow Wilson
 
 
The sidewalk along A1A and the beach has been a little quiet in the morning while the snowbirds are enjoying cooler temperatures up north.  
 
When … (35 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- 2017 All-America City for the 3rd Time! - 07/13/17 03:49 PM
Delray Beach- 2017 All-America City for the 3rd Time!
 
We are once again proud of Delray Beach for being named one of the 2017 All-America Cities!  And, Delray is the only Florida city to receive this honor three times. You can learn about the other All-America Cities here.
 
 
The All-America City award is the “oldest (1894) and most prestigious civic award by the National Civic League.”
 
The 15 cities chosen were recognized for their efforts in the campaign for grade-level reading.
 
In 2010, Delray learned that only half of the city’s children could read at grade level by the 3rd grade. This is … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Happy Birthday, Ringo! - 07/07/17 05:14 PM
 
Delray Beach- Happy Birthday, Ringo!
 
July 7th was Ringo Starr’s 77th Birthday!!! How can that be?? I was around when the Beatles traveled to NYC and appeared on the Ed Sullivan show (yes, I am that old) and have been a fan ever since.
 
 
 
At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I've made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills. Ringo Starr
 
 
 
 
 
And what a way to celebrate your birthday! Ringo announced that he will be releasing a new album this September!
 
 
My admiration for The Beatles aside as well as his … (37 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Heat, Humidity and Celebrating a Birthday. - 06/30/17 04:54 PM
 
Delray Beach- Heat, Humidity and Celebrating a Birthday.
 
Yes, it’s summer! And in Delray Beach, that means the two H’s...Heat and Humidity. As I write this the temperature is 89 degrees but with the humidity, it feels like 99.
One good thing is that we are out earlier for our morning walks to get some kind of break on the weather.
 
 
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. Ronald Reagan
 
 

I loved seeing some of the sailboats at the beach proudly flying our flag.
 
 
Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They … (29 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Rain,Civility, and Sun. - 06/16/17 04:19 PM
 
Delray Beach- Rain,Civility, and Sun.
 
The rains that we had this week were less than last week so perhaps we’ve settled into our usual summer afternoon thunderboomers.
 
 
In the mornings, the ocean was like glass, which was just right for the paddle boarders, but not so much for the kite boarders.
 
 
Civility costs nothing, and buys everything.
Mary Wortley Montagu
 
 
 
Civility is not about dousing strongly held views. It's about making sure that people are willing to respect other perspectives. Jim Leach
 
 
 
Just my opinion- when you raise your voice at someone, unless it’s to remove them from harm’s way, your message is … (21 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach-Careful What You Wish For! - 06/09/17 04:57 PM
Delray Beach-Careful What You Wish For!
 
(Looking down Atlantic Avenue from the beach.)
 
We’ve been needing rain in South Florida but we didn’t expect to get our June average in 1 week! Some areas had over 10 inches of rain.
 
 
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. Roger Miller
 
 
Friends of ours were unable to leave their neighborhood and my poor peacocks looked drenched. Another friend had out-of-town visitors in for some diving and fishing.
They were able to get in a few dives but when you see that lightning, it’s time to come in.
 
 
 
And when it rains on your parade, … (33 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach-Blogs, Points and Thank Goodness for the Beach! - 06/02/17 04:07 PM
Delray Beach-Blogs, Points and Thank Goodness for the Beach
 
June looks like we’re going to be awash in blogs and points. Just in case you’re getting caught up, you have three opportunities to write posts that we all need to be writing for our business anyway, garner points and otherwise, strut your stuff.
 
 
I still blog, but I do think blogging will become obsolete, as there are more ways of interacting on the Web with low barriers to entry for people to engage and participate. Biz Stone
 
 
 
First, there’s Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS  FAQ Break Into Summer Contest- 5 consumer-focused posts answering … (28 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- School’s Out...Summer’s Here! - 05/26/17 03:50 PM
Delray Beach- School’s Out...Summer’s Here!
 
Well, we’ve had temps in the 90s and we’re able to get into restaurants without much of a wait. The kids here in Palm Beach County will be out by the end of next week.
 
 
The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school. Alice Cooper
 
 
 
It’s the time of year when children are counting the days until that last bell rings and parents are trying desperately to find enough activities to keep the little ones occupied until school starts again.
 
 
Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers … (31 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Graduation Time - 05/19/17 10:58 AM
Delray Beach- Graduation Time
 
This is the time of year when many will be taking the next step in the adventure known as life.  Some will go to high school, others will be leaving the security of high school and all of the friends they’ve known for perhaps all of their lives, and then there are those embarking on a career or even more school when they graduate from college.
 
 
The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. William S. Burroughs
 
 
 
This weekend we’ll be attending all of the festivities for a special young lady we’ve known since … (28 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Mother’s Day Weekend - 05/12/17 03:21 PM
Delray Beach- Mother’s Day Weekend
 
To all mothers and those who are like mothers to others...Happy Mother’s Day.
It is a time to honor the wonderful ladies who helped to make us who we are...
 
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard Kipling
 
 
 
To the many mothers who held our hands when we walked along the sidewalk to our first day of school...
 
Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.    Unknown.
 
 
 
 
To those who made sure there were cookies fresh out of the oven when we returned from school…
 
The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the … (38 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Balance - 05/05/17 03:45 PM
Delray Beach- Balance

Thanks to Jeff Dowler s May Challenge, I was focused on balance this week.
If you haven’t entered, there’s still time (May 31) and don’t forget the other challenges hosted by Dick Greenberg and Carol Williams.
 
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
We have had some much needed rain this week but thankfully, Mother Nature was kind enough to wait until the afternoon so we could get in our morning walks.
 
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton
 
 
Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense … (20 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- May Flowers - 04/28/17 05:42 PM
Delray Beach- May Flowers
 
This has been a very busy week and I am scratching my head wondering where April went. It was a reminder that with the coming of May, for many up north it means May flowers...brought on by April showers.
I tied this orchid to a tree two years ago and it finally bloomed!  

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.Luther Burbank
 
There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse
 
This one is for Barbara Todaro ...we saw this gentleman working out on the beach. … (27 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Celebrating Earth Day - 04/21/17 03:58 PM
Delray Beach- Celebrating Earth Day
 
Today is a day for celebrating this great planet on which we live.  And, every day that I am lucky enough to walk along our beach in Delray Beach makes me appreciate how beautiful Mother Nature is.
 
 
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
 
 
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans. Jacques Yves Cousteau
 
 
 
 
 
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
                                           Frank Lloyd Wright
 

 
  … (26 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Easter Weekend - 04/14/17 05:00 PM
Delray Beach- Easter Weekend

What a busy week!  Thursday we had an informal ActiveRain Meetup up in Palm Beach Gardens.  We met Joe Pryor and his lovely wife, Charlene, and had to opportunity to see old friends- Donald Urschalitz, Mark Loewenberg, who brought new agent and member Neil Archer, Eileen Burns and Elyse Berman.
 
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine. Dwight L. Moody
 
 
 
Last week we attended the Delray Affair and there was a good turnout!
 
Those … (34 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Brothers and Sisters - 04/07/17 05:16 PM
Delray Beach...Brothers and Sisters
 
We spent a fun week with Larry’s sister and her husband, in for their annual visit from Peculiar, MO.  Yes, you read that correctly...Peculiar!
 
 
 
Their trip got off to a rocky short because just when they were leaving a stray cat got into Steve’s man-cave and wouldn’t come out.  They left it there, knowing that a friend would be by to check on the other cats.  Food and water were left daily and replenished and no harm seemed to have been done.  
 
 
Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and … (28 comments)

 
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