Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Asked the kids at school if they knew what these four letters represent.  It’s one of my holdover thoughts from the old business days.  Easily applied to gospel principles so I decided to test it on the youth.

P =Potential

C = Compared

T = To

P = Performance

I’m sure this started out as some Phd. project and eventually morphed into a business training item.  But there is truth in using the idea.

The potential of each of God’s children is unlimited………….or not!!

Only our choices determine the limits to what we may achieve. 

A boy choosing to slough school and hang out with friends finds his performance in the job market limited by what he doesn’t know.  A girl choosing to work hard and take challenging classes is not surprised when scholarships and awards are abundant at graduation.

It all sounds so simple and basic but still we ignore the validity of the truth and try to do things our own way.  And the price is paid!!

What we choose to do today will determine what we get to be in the future.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Good Dresser?

Thoughts from a bygone day.

“Men” under the age of 18 should never be required to fasten the top button on their shirts.  Inhumane treatment!!! 


Someone call the ACLU!!! or the ASPCA!!!!! How about PETA!!! After all, men are animals too.  They have ‘rights’.



Yesterday I made a pilgrimage to the suit store to replenish the supply of business outerwear.  The store was having a sale and it was too good to pass up.


What happened between 18 years of age and today?

Did maturity take over?  (not a chance)

Someone became a “clothes horse”? (unlikely)

It probably started during the missionary experience.  White shirts, ties, suits, all day, every day.  Habits are made after only 7 repetitions so what chance was there when 730 passed?


Just a pic I found…have no idea who they are.


Quality may be helping.  Shirts fit much better today so the collars don’t squeeze tight.  Waist bands have adjustable stretchy do-dads to help with comfort.  And ties don’t have the large, throttling knots of the 70’s allowing for regular breathing.


Whatever the reason, it is good to have nice clothes and nice to have good clothes.  Thanks, Teresa, for taking good care of my image.

Your Loving, and semi-well dressed husband. 

(0nly semi because of my lumpy shape).