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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 »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Cherokee life lessons

During the last two years, I have taught classes regarding Cherokee philosophy at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. While researching Cherokee history and philosophy, I created the following list of Cherokee life lessons, which I believe we can utilize to improve our everyday lives: • We learn more from negative experiences. • To enjoy […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: My brain is a tad scrambled

Bob Billingsley

Some readers have asked me why I don’t stick to one subject when I write the “Billingsley Bullets” column. My usual response is I am not mature enough to write a one-subject column. Also, when I was growing up my Uncle Tillman liked the idea that my brain was scrambled. Dealing with one subject in […]

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

Billingsley’s Bullets: Wisdom from Utah

Monika and I recently returned from our annual trip to Eden, Utah. As tradition dictates, the following “wisdom sign” statements are noted: • “Stupidity is not considered to be a handicap — Park somewhere else!” • “The screw-up fairy has visited us again.” • “Flying lessons — $1 to fly … $50 to land.” • “The dust keeps […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Just call me ‘Slim Bob’

Bob Billingsley

For the first time in my life, I have made a serious commitment to losing 30 pounds and to maintaining a slimmer body. I am a little past the half-way mark, and my eating habits are dull and effective. Presently I don’t look forward to eating, and I dream daily about glazed old-fashion donuts. Clothes […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Living in the past doesn’t make sense

In her book, “Visions from the Heart,” Jennifer James, Ph.D., notes the following thought: “Regrets, we all have a few. There is a little pang of grief at what might have been. But each regret is only a tender reminder of the wonder that is the present. The event that begat the regret was somehow […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »