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Hope Dunlap
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What Are Your Intentions?
I've been doing a lot of thinking these past few weeks.  It's been an interesting year.  Not stellar, not devastating.  I'm proud of some things and not so proud of others; but the beauty of this time of year is that we all get a blank check to make the nex...

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Dear Dad,
Oh, this day.  Such a loaded, emotional day in so many ways.  But, it's also a day that I get to talk to you so that makes it a little better.  I only wish we could do it over a cup of coffee. It is hard to imagine that it's been 25 years since I last saw y...

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That's Just Hope
Words sometimes just come out of my mouth with no apparent relevance to anything.  Sometimes they are thought provoking and sometimes they definitely are not.  Sometimes they are intelligent and sometimes they reveal my naiveté.  But one thing is for sure, ...

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Words for Wednesday
Effort can be insanely terrifying because it  robs you of  all your excuses. - Dean Bokhari Meaningful Shows Special shout out to Trikitten for today's Words. It's uncanny how appropriate this is.... She's beginning to know me all too well!

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The Beast
You've all met Thelma  and followed our adventures, then Jasper made his debut at the beginning of the year; but I don't think I've formally introduced you to The Beast.  Well, I've mentioned him once or twice, definitely in 2012 after I did my very first e...

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Words for Wednesday
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. -Walter Elliott

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Holy Smokes.
I was just looking through my pages and saw that my last "real" post was back in April when I was training for Raleigh 70.3 .  Holy smokes that seems like a lifetime ago.  Once again I find myself looking back and saying, "well, dang.  That didn't go as pla...

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Words for Wednesday
Stop wearing your wishbone  where your backbone ought to be. - Motivational Quotes +David Roads  

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Dear Dad,
I know, I know...I'm a couple days late.  Even though I enjoy it, I find it very hard to sit down and write these days.  Also, well Dad, I owe you an apology.  I almost forgot.  It wasn't until I was sitting in a meeting on Friday that I realized what the d...

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Words for Wednesday
A friend of mine asked if I was going to post a "Words for Wednesday" today.  Now...I don't know if this was a "request" because she really missed my "words," or she was just making conversation, but nevertheless.... After this morning's visit to the pool, ...
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