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Billingsley’s Bullets: Quit using the word ‘Again’

To improve your communication with your spouse, eliminate the word ”again” when you speak. More often than not, this word creates an automatic argument and fuels old anger and old debates. • When you say, “Here we go again,” your spouse realizes that you are going to bring up old business that guarantees a confrontation. […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: When you forgive, you feel better

Happy New Year! Well, you have a brand new year with fresh energy and new goals. • Out with old, negative stuff and in with new positive attitude and more positive-thinking friends. Get away from the doomsday folks and move up closer to interesting people who have not given up. Ride with the optimists and […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Some marital traditions do not change

I have had the privilege of Monika’s company, as my wife, for 54 years. She knows me better than I know myself, and she still stays with me. You would think, after 53 years she would be an expert regarding my eating habits … right? • Every day Monika asks me the same question — […]

Comments Off / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Why women see better

Bob Billingsley

Women see better because they pay attention to their reading glasses. They clean their glasses more often, and they clean them correctly, with soft soap, water and a soft cloth. For some strange reason, guys don’t pay attention to their glasses and rarely clean them properly. Perhaps guys are just lazier? • I very rarely […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: T-shirt love at first sniff

Have you read or heard about pheromone parties? Before the party, you ask those invited to bring a slept-in T-shirt that will be smelled by other party attendees. After smelling the T-shirts, you pick your partner, the one whose T-shirt smell you like the best. These parties give smelly T-shirts a whole new image. Instead […]

Comments Off / December 02, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Do not recognize your age

There is no doubt in my mind that you need to quit thinking about your age after you turn 50. Thinking about your age automatically creates limitations you never thought about before you became 50 years old. • Those who obsess about “turning old” always talk about their age and use their age as an […]

Comments Off / November 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Being dumb is OK with me

Our friends Toni and Dan Wright made us a very generous offer to purchase their 1999 Mercedes Benz SUV. Knowing we would never be able to purchase a new Mercedes, we jumped at this opportunity to buy this beautiful, immaculate, “midnight blue” SUV. Recently, while driving to work in the Mercedes, I decided to check […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »