Bob Billingsley

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 […]

April 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Spend your time wisely

Lately it seems like everywhere I go someone is discussing the presidential debates. People argue, debate and often become angry before they leave the scene. The talking and occasional shouting appear to be a waste of time. Nobody changes his/her mind and compromise sails out the window. Why do people waste 45 minutes on an […]

April 06, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Your a.m. time makes your day

In her book “A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume Two,” Joyce Sequichie Hifler comments on the importance of how you start your day. Joyce offers the following thoughts: “Make a quality decision to put aside anything that makes you worry the first thing in the morning. Keep morning as putty in your hands — that time to […]

March 16, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: You’re never too old to change

During the past 17 months I have dealt with a stroke, neck surgery for a non-invasive cancer and an infection that required surgery and hospitalization to save my right hand. Recovering from these medical issues provided me with months to ponder my future. Would I allow these physical problems to control my present and future […]

February 26, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: I want my health back

Medical progress report: Doctors have informed me that my hand infection has healed — no more infection in my system. Several methods were utilized to combat the infection, including antibiotic pills and daily intravenous applications of antibiotics. The infection continued to spread and it eventually required surgery. I remained in the hospital for six days (over Christmas). I feel grateful and […]

February 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Learning from the little ones

Recently my 2 1/2-year-old great-granddaughter Daisy came into the living room and saw my infected hand bandaged from fingertips to elbow. Without saying a word, she came over to me and patted my hand, which she described as my “owie.” After she patted my hand she went into the kitchen, returned to me and gave […]

February 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: I am starting a vampire club

One morning last month, when I got out of bed at 5:30 a.m., I twisted my knee when I stood up, fell down and fell into the nightstand next to the bed. I realized immediately that my front teeth hit the top of the nightstand. When I stood up I checked to see if my teeth […]

January 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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