Messages From My Friend
MY FRIEND DIED.
I will continue to maintain the website and publish my friend's 120 Blog Posts about his real-life experiences, because they are Timeless. Many viewers expressed gratitude that "My Friend's Messages" "made their Lives breathe easier." The Blog Posts cover the 6-Categories described below.
“Messages from My Friend” is an ongoing collection of real-life experiences about "Making even one life breathe easier", by resolving the daily challenges of: Family, Relationships, Cultural Issues, Joy & Loss, and Inspirational Experiences, while searching for the “True North” of our heart.
My friend's experiences are augmented by the writings of: Shakespeare, Kipling, Emerson the Books of the Bible, "The Book of Virtues", "The Breakthrough Effect", "The Seven Seasons of the Man in the Mirror, "The Quotable Lewis", "Things That Matter", "The Book of Joy", "The Greatest Generation", "1776", "Signature in the Cell", "Let There be Light", "The Purpose Driven Life", "The Traveler's Gift", "When in Doubt, MAKE BELIEF", the Seminars of Franciscan Priest, Richard Rohr, etc.
This website's purpose is to open minds, soften hearts, and touch souls to "Make even one life breathe easier", through the common denominator of shared experiences.
The "MOST POPULAR" Posts are listed on the Upper-Right of the Home Page. Simply "CLICK" on the Title.
"COMMENTS" are welcome and easily made at the end of each blog post. A Sample of Previous "COMMENTS" are on the right side of the Home Page. "Clicking" on the "Comment" takes you to the blog post comment. You need to "Scroll Up" to read the Blog Post
EACH blog post has an "Embedded YouTube MUSIC VIDEO" which enhances the Theme of the blog post Message
- You can access All the Previous blog posts Per CATEGORY by "Scrolling Down" after reading the current month's blog post under a Category
- You can access All of the Previous Month's blog posts by "Clicking" on the desired month under the "Archives" section on the right of the Home Page.
- You can access All Current Month's blog posts by "Clicking" on "Read More" after the brief summary below.
Recent Popular Posts
Family: A Romantic Get Away - With a Griswold-Like Ending – My friend found the perfect replica of a quaint, romantic cabin on the sea shore, like in the movie, “Same Time Next Year”. The Lodge provided comfortable, elegant dining at their private table overlooking Lake. Many memorable moments were spent in their cabin, on comfortable rugs, sipping wine in front of a crackling fire, after a night of Dining & Dancing. Idyllic days were spent roaming the local villages under the umbrella of brilliant Autumnal Colors, along with playing tennis & golf. Perfect. But on their last day, my friend decided to conquer Lake Michigan in an aluminum row boat, with an 8 Horsepower Motor. Like Captain Ahab & Moby Dick, my friend ventured towards the middle of Lake Michigan… (Read More)
Relationships: A Violin Table Side Serenade on Valentine’s Day. My friend wanted to give his wife a “Memorable Present” on their 20th Valentine’s Day Anniversary. So, he tried to arrange a violin table-side serenade at one of the best restaurants in town. The Restaurant Owner agreed, until he found out that the violinist was a High School musician. Then, Absolutely Not. After a lengthy discussion, the Owner agreed to ONE Song, in the bar. Certainly, the Barroom Bozos would drown out the violinist. But as the HS Violinist began to play, … (Read More)
Culture: A Hero - A 19 year-old soldier is dying in the jungle, in La Drang Valley, November 14, 1965, L Z X-Ray, Vietnam. His Infantry Unit is outnumbered 8 to 1.His family is half-way around the world and will never see him again. Then, over the heavy, relentless machine gun fire, he hears the sound of a helicopter. He looks up to see an Unarmed Huey. It’s flying directly into the machine gun fire. Ed Freeman is coming for him… (Read More)
Joy & Loss: The Breakthrough Effect – My friend interviewed the Publisher & Author of the book, “TheBreakthrough Effect”, along with another of the 17 Women Authors, who described the awful abuse theysuffered in the 1st marriage, before they learned the Effective 5 Steps to Escape & “Breakthrough” to a Loving and Enriched Life.The 5 Effective Steps are… (Read More)
Inspiration: It Takes Immense Patience to Find the True North Compass of Our Hearts – There are only 2 Degrees of difference between the “True North” and the “Magnetic North of a Compass. Likewise, there is a small difference between the “True North” of our Mind & Soul and the “Magnetic North” of our Wants &Appetites. In the short run it doesn’t matter much. Over our Life-Long Journey, the Difference is disastrous. (Read More)
True North: God Speaks to us in Different Ways – Not Just Through the Bible – God speaks to us in manyways through the sciences of Astronomy, Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Paleontology, etc. He also speaksto us through the Arts of Poetry, Painting, Sculpture, etc. And through the shear Beauty of His Creation - A Sunset, the Swings of Pleaides, the Reddening of a Rose, etc. The following are different detailed examples of God speaking to us other than through the Bibl… (Read More)