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Billingsley’s Bullets: Show up or go down

Woody Allen said, “80 percent of success is showing up.” Showing up means I have not given up. I am willing to do whatever I can do to succeed or to help you succeed. • When people show up for you, it means you are not alone. Someone is willing to stand shoulder to shoulder […]

No Comment / September 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Disagreeing with the Dalai Lama

Occasionally the Dalai Lama and I don’t agree. In the “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar, the Dalai Lama states: “It is ironic that the more serious problems emanate from the more industrially advanced societies. Science and technology have worked wonders in many fields, but the basic human problems remain.” It seems to me that […]

No Comment / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Life is confusing before 9 a.m.

A few months ago I arrived at work with half of my face shaved and wearing light brown socks to match my black pants. One of my co-workers asked me if I was OK after observing my face and clothes. It’s true that I am not a morning person. I once bloodied my nose while […]

No Comment / August 29, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: A saint is born?

The Billingsley clan is thrilled to welcome Daisy Michele Billingsley to our family and our lives. Daisy entered this world on July 14, and she and mother, Rebecca Monique Billingsley, are doing just fine. • Within 30 minutes of her birth, I was rocking her and singing old folk songs to her. When I kissed […]

No Comment / August 14, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Perfection escapes me

Recently I sent the following note to my co-workers: “Dear Co-worker: I am trying to determine when I will know that I am a perfect person. Please give me your opinion as to how I will know that my perfection has arrived.” My co-workers forwarded the following replies: “When I am perfect, you will be […]

No Comment / August 01, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Message from Utah

It’s time for my annual Utah trip messages again. I carry my “reporter notebook” with me and jot down signs and bumper stickers during our week’s stay in Utah, such as the following offerings: • “I took the road less traveled … now I’m lost.” • “I am not tailgating. I’m drafting.” • “Believe when […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Reliving the past is OK — sometimes

Some of our readers have challenged my position that it’s better to let go of the past and live for the right now — the present. A little elaboration on my part may be necessary. • When I recommend “let go of the past,” I am referring to the negative past. Don’t spend energy reliving […]

No Comment / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »