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17Jan/12Off

What Are You Grateful For?

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

I know that this topic has been covered by most inspirational authors and in hundreds of books and magazine articles. Alas, I have my own take on it, and I wanted to share my belief about one of the strongest subjects I know about [...]

3Jan/12Off

Ring in the New Year!

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Well it's 2012 ... Woo-Whoo!!! I have officially lived with HIV for more than 25 years! And, I have lived with hemophilia for nearly 45 years!

But ... more importantly ... [...]

30Dec/11Off

Family and Friends (support system)

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Most of us are looking for support systems in our daily lives. And, the funny thing is that our family and friends surround us and we often fail to recognize that they are [...]

27Jul/11Off

Suicidal Tendencies

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Let me start this post by stating that I honestly believe that everyone has thought about, and/or considered suicide at some point in their lives. That said, I was told directly by a psychologist many moons ago, that I was wrong about that … I guess we must agree to disagree on this one, because I'm sticking to my guns. However, it’s probable that I am [...]

18Mar/11Off

Positive Attitude

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Let me start by saying that I do not condone, nor believe in positive thinking/attitude without something to back it up. E.g. I don’t think you can look at a weed-filled garden and chant there are no weeds 1,000 times and then they mysteriously and suddenly disappear. That said, I do sincerely believe in [...]

23Dec/10Off

Am I Losing My Identity?

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

No, no, no … I’m not talking about some cracker in cyberspace stealing my credit card information and selling it to a drug czar in Russia. I’m referring to the original meaning of identity … You know, me, id, I, this person you see before you (hypothetically speaking).

Wow do I digress!!

Anyway … I have been doing some [...]

21Sep/10Off

Discovering a Lifelong Goal!

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Dearest friends, family, and anonymous blog lurkers,

I had an epiphany last night … As I’ve mentioned before, I love Ahnold’s response (in Conan the Barbarian) to the question, “What is best in life?”

Without missing a beat, Conan bellows, “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.”

Don’t get me wrong [...]

19Aug/09Off

What’s Best In Life?

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Okay... So that's a very broad question... But I can answer one piece of it.

Most of us (me included) don't know what we want. Before you say, [...]