Bob Billingsley

Billingsley’s Bullets: To be ignored is to be insulted

If your kids often ignore what you are saying, it makes you angry and you feel insulted. You feel like thumping them on the back of their heads to get their attention. Parents are sometimes guilty of ignoring their kids by not making time for two-way conversations or not even allowing two-way conversations. Ignoring a […]

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: New axioms of life

Every few years I do a column of “Axioms of Life,” which, I believe, are truths to live by. So — here we go: 1. Believe and trust your eyes, not your ears. Before you judge anybody, watch how they treat others. Observe how they treat their loved ones and their neighbors. Do they show compassion […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Trust your eyes, not your ears

While reading about Cherokee thoughts, I realized that Cherokees do not like people who gossip. The Cherokees believe that you should judge a person by what you see them do. You should not judge a person with your ears. What others say about a person may be true or it could be completely distorted. Trust what […]

September 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s time for a facelift

In general, a facelift makes people look younger, a tad more attractive and it seems to lift people’s spirit. A facelift could be very valuable for the following reasons: People you owe money to will not recognize you at the shopping mall or elsewhere. For males, it’s easier to see under your chin to shave […]

September 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Coffee philosophy – accent the positive

The Four Seasons development has a comfortable lodge that offers free coffee in the morning. Several of us create discussion topics that offer lots of different opinions and conclusions. Usually we avoid discussing politics and religion because nobody ever changes his mind about politics or religion. Recently the subject of “Love in the morning” introduced […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Soon you can call me ‘Slim’

Eighteen months ago I suffered a stroke, which changed my life in several ways. My normal, regular exercise program collapsed. I didn’t have the energy to work out regularly and my balance was so erratic that I had to give up playing tennis. The elimination of exercise and the failure to change my diet resulted […]

August 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Self-determination pays off

Unlike a lot of people, I believe that you can fall in love at first sight. When that happens, it’s a miracle that you should appreciate. When love instantly reveals itself, you must do something about it. You need to move forward. Love will not stand behind the person you have fallen in love with […]

July 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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