Donald R Barbera's Blog – July 2012 Archive (4)

I'd Rather Be Lucky

Paul Kelly was my first football coach. Since he was a bit overweight with a stomach that would make a Sumo wrestler proud, we called him “Jelly Belly Kelly,” behind his back. Nevertheless, when it came to coaching football, he not only knew the game; he knew how to develop people. Of course, like any coach, he had a list of truisms he spouted regularly which we came to know by heart. One saying he particularly liked was ““Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

I… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on July 27, 2012 at 6:34pm — 2 Comments

It's Just a Word

One of my kids asked me if I'm nonbeliever and of course, I asked, "A nonbeliever of what?" I wasn't trying to be flippant, but there are so many things not to believe in that it is difficult deciding where to start. Then I said, "I suppose you mean am I a nonbeliever in god?" That prompted a long discussion, but I think he understood when we finished talking.

He was trying to find a way of categorizing me to a few of his friends that read my books. I hadn't given it much thought,… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on July 25, 2012 at 9:08pm — 18 Comments

Eye Bites

"I am getting old. I am irritated by Facebook picture posts of slogans, pithy sayings, homilies, truisms and inspirational bullshit that show up in ever inceasing volume. Does anyone have a frickin' thought of their own? Does anyone have a sense of humor or wit? I pulled a gun on myself and forced myself to write this."



Added by Donald R Barbera on July 19, 2012 at 7:24am — 5 Comments

To Whom It May Concern!

“By now, you may already know the story of Alexander Aan of Indonesia: Earlier this year, after stating on Facebook his doubt about the existence of…


Added by Donald R Barbera on July 17, 2012 at 12:21pm — 4 Comments

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