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Michael Mulligan

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Look for my first book, "God's Black Sheep Squadron", released March 17th, 2011. Join me at 8:08 AM, daily, for morning musings and random thoughts and don't forget to check back for details on how to get your autographed copy. Thank you for stopping by.
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Publishing all the good that Jesus is doing for day at a time and one page at a time. Join.. me daily at 8:08 for morning musings and a chance to cross paths. Thank you for visiting...

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A blog for writers, publishers, literary agents and social media experts. Industry leaders from the.. writing world offer interviews, videos, and guest posts every Friday.

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A collection of stories from around the world about people who turned life's lemons into.. lemonade.

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Other Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Overcoming Obstacles, Survival, Faith

Latest Blog Posts

  • The Next Step
    on Dec 20, 2016
    Parenting instincts never die, even when the last child reaches adulthood.  I realized this yesterday when I chatted with one of our daughter's friends, a recent college graduate.  "What's the next step?"  I asked.  She told me sh...
  • Reunited
    on Dec 19, 2016
    Mission accomplished.  The family is officially reunited and all is well.  The sun is shining and the spirit of Christmas is upon us.  There's nothing better than family time.    I'm keeping today's post short in order t...
  • It's a Beautiful Morning To Wake Up To
    on Dec 18, 2016
    I can see things with a higher degree of clarity this morning.  That's what happens after the biggest storm of the year moves out of town leaving behind a fresh blanket of snow partially covering abandoned vehicles that slipped off the frozen in...
  • Arctic Blast Expected Today
    on Dec 17, 2016
    Do you know what happens when the thermometer dips to -12º and the winds are above 20 mph?  The windchill makes it almost impossible to be outside.  I'm headed to my day job this morning at sunrise and it will actually feel warm at 18º bu...
  • Another Day Job Coworker Seeks Caveman Help
    on Dec 16, 2016
    My friends at my day job don't want to wait for the book to be released on May 1, next year.  Word is spreading that the experiment is helping others to reduce weight without going to the gym every day.  The latest volunteer for the experim...
  • Plant Your New Year Seeds Now
    on Dec 15, 2016
    "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now." ~ Chinese ProverbTake a few minutes today and count all your blessings from this year.  I bet most of them come from seeds you planted in previous years. ...
  • Are You Acting Your Age?
    on Dec 14, 2016
    I don't have a full grasp yet of how you're supposed to behave when you're in your mid-fifties.  The one thing I do know is your age shouldn't be defined by unwise choices.  I know too many people in my age group who are no longer active be...
  • -40º Wind Chill Ahead – Yikes!
    on Dec 13, 2016
    This weekend will be a record breaker.  Expected windchill will drop to -40º by Saturday.  One of my California friends posted this picture recently...My favorite part of life has nothing to do with watching.  For me, it's all about d...
  • Today is a Good Day to Make Repairs
    on Dec 12, 2016
    Is there anything broken in your life?  A relationship?  Your heart?  A promise you made?  Make a list.  Check it twice.  And get busy.  Yes, I know – the Holidays are here and you have a full plate.  It does...
  • Turn the Light On
    on Dec 11, 2016
    Winston Churchill once said, "if you're going through hell, keep going."  Sometimes that's not easy.  The one thing that gives me hope when I'm in a dark place is seeing a light.  Without naming names, I would like to share how I survi...
  • Caveman Tips For Holiday Joy
    on Dec 10, 2016
    Mrs. Caveman and I are enjoying another amazing family day today.  We've already opened most of our Christmas gifts to each other...unfailing love, continuous encouragement, positive affirmations, cuddling and quality time together.  It doe...
  • Can Weight Loss Be Permanent?
    on Dec 9, 2016
    My thirty something pound weight loss from over one year ago appears to be long-term.  I'm betting it will last a lifetime.  The irony here is that I didn't enter the food experiment to lose weight.  It was set up to see if I could red...
  • Do Something
    on Dec 8, 2016
    It's easy to criticize.  Blaming others seems to be the mantra of our modern times.  The challenge is to recognize what we can do to make a difference.  Do you believe you can do something today to make this world a better place? ...
  • Bone-chilling Weather Arrives Today
    on Dec 7, 2016
    It's 17º outside this morning and the weather is expected to get even colder.  I'm ready.  It's all about the layers and the attitude.  What works best for me is planning my daily routine in advance so I have a plan to stick to when M...
  • Quote of the Day from Einstein
    on Dec 6, 2016
    How well do you know yourself?  I admit I have trouble looking the mirror sometimes, especially on days when I'm dealing with a challenge.  Adversity is that pesky mosquito who won't leave you alone.  He's the debt collector who calls...
  • Are You Real, Jesus?
    on Dec 5, 2016
    My sister asked me to watch a five year-old video about the Shroud of Turin.  Many believe this is the the burial garment discovered in the empty tomb by Peter and John, followers of Jesus.  There are actually two parts to the garment, the...
  • Let it Snow
    on Dec 4, 2016
    We're having our first snow of the season this morning, just in time for Christmas.  Now it truly feels like the Holidays are here.  The outside temperature is holding steady at 32º but it will be dropping fast as the new week unfolds.&nbs...
  • Braña 1 Ancestor Update
    on Dec 3, 2016
    Braña 1 is the name given to the 7,000 year-old blue-eyed, dark skinned caveman found in Northern Spain by hikers.  He's from the hunter-gatherer time period.  The story has personal significance for me because I learned earlier this week...
  • Please Cue the Twilight Zone Music
    on Dec 2, 2016
    This is a follow-up to yesterday's story about my ancestors on my Mom's side of the family from Northern Spain.  Last year I visited my cousin Mary, the oldest member of our generation, and she told me about an upcoming family vacation she was t...
  • The Cross of Rubalcaba
    on Dec 1, 2016
    I would like to thank my cousin Mary from my dad's side of the family for sharing her vacation photos related to my ancestors on my mom's side of the family.  The photo above was shot during an unscheduled stop while Mary and her family were tra...