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Billingsley’s Bullets: You decide how old you feel

Somewhere along the line, when you are in your 60s, you have to decide if the aging process will send you backwards or forwards; or will you be content to stay where you are physically and mentally? In the 60s it becomes clear that you are not as fast or as strong as you would […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Is periodic blindness normal?

Recently I ended up in the hospital emergency room with a swollen hand, forearm and elbow. The culture they took showed a staph infection in the bursal fluid. One of the people who was very helpful and nice in the emergency room was Mo Brutko. She quickly deduced that the reason I was there was […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Coworkers should be compassionate

Recently I wore a very bright-orange “Christmas gift” shirt to work … That was a mistake! I expected my coworkers to be kind, considerate and supportive of my very bright shirt … I was wrong! • The following coworkers’ comments were not solicited, but gladly offered: — “It’s nice to see the county jail inmates […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: The greatest mystery of our time?

John Chapman forwarded a T-shirt statement that read, “Humpty Dumpty was pushed!” I asked seven people if they thought Humpty was pushed. Two people said “yes.” Four said “no” and one person thought he was just clumsy. • Perhaps the greatest question of our time is “Was Humpty Dumpty pushed? Did he jump of his […]

No Comment / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Know when to shut up

In a relationship, the timing of what you say may be at least as important as what you say. For example, right after your spouse drops and breaks her/his favorite coffee cup is not a good time to say, “You need to be more careful in the morning,” or “You have too many cups anyway. […]

1 Comment / February 11, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Little acts have big results

Happy relationships are loaded with lots of little acts of kindness and love. The little things add up to big appreciation and tenderness. Without little acts of love and affection, a relationship dies a slow, deliberate, non-emotional death. • These important little acts start when you wake up. What is your attitude about facing a […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Be like Grandma

The Buddhists recommend that we have a “grandmother mind.” They describe this mind as patient, loving and filled with passion. I like this recommendation. • The grandmother I knew was very protective, always encouraging and quick to forgive my mistakes. When everyone else was quick to condemn or criticize, my grandmother would teach me life […]

No Comment / January 08, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »