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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 […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Letting go is a smart move

I’ve recently run across the phrase “let go” or “letting go” a lot. The idea of letting go comforts me. When I think about letting go it reminds me of the phrase “out with the old, in with the new.” Letting go can also hurt deeply. When my stroke struck 18 months ago, I realized I would have […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Throw a bad shoe away

There have been a few times in my life when a shoe rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning. It seems like nothing I tried eliminated the rub. I tried wearing double socks but the rub prevailed. A large band-aid did not solve the problem. Cutting out the side of my tennis shoe provided […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Are you sure you want a second marriage?

At the Four Seasons coffee gatherings you learn a lot about people who are 55 or older. I have learned that couples older than 55 watch at least 35 hours of television each week. Most of the time these couples watch TV together. If you are going to spend that many hours watching TV, hopefully you have […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Can you define a crush?

If you check in a dictionary, a crush is defined as an intense and usually passing infatuation. This definition started me thinking about the crushes I have had on girls and women. When I think about a crush, the definition expands. The crush may be emerging from her smile, her face or figure, her intelligence, her […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Who created your conscience?

In her book “Go Set a Watchman,” Harper Lee writes, “Every man’s island, Jean Louise, every man’s watchmen, is his conscience.” I’ve always thought we had two small areas in our brain labeled “OK” and “not OK.” These areas each have a door. When we open the door, to either OK or not OK, we decide […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »