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Keith Smith added a favorite at The Auto Focus
Sep 2, 2016
Hi Megan! I am so happy to see you here. So many times you have offered kind and encouraging words. It is truly a blessing to know you. Our experience at The Conversation was amazing. I am still processing the experience. I agree with you, of course, life is good!!! Thank you for being you and for the love and joy you bring to this world. :-)
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2015 on The Conversation at STRAIGHT UP LIVING
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Hello Theresa! I agree 100%! It isn't about forcing things for sure, but rather putting action to our words. Turning a wish list into a "I'm doing this" list! Thanks so much for reading and sharing!
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2015 on "Intend" Does Not Mean Maybe! at STRAIGHT UP LIVING
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Jean, I am grateful for your kind words. Thank you. :-)
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2014 on In Bits & Pieces at STRAIGHT UP LIVING
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Thank you Theresa, I appreciate so much you sharing your experiences. :-)
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2014 on In Bits & Pieces at STRAIGHT UP LIVING
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So glad you liked this post Jeffrey! I have always loved those words you shared from Dewitt. :-) Thanks!!
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2014 on What You Expect Matters at STRAIGHT UP LIVING
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Making the Service Connection! Most of the years I that worked in a dealership were spent in the service department, but I am so grateful for having also had the opportunity to work in sales and parts. Doing so served to improve my view of the “big picture” and showed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at The Auto Focus
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That beautiful guitar you see pictured above is a Yamaha Pacifica 112V, and it's mine! I have always favored Les Paul type guitars. Big slabs of heavy tone-woods that just scream rock-and-roll. It isn't that I disliked Strat style guitars, but I just couldn't make myself, for whatever reason, cross... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Straight Up Music
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Like so many people do, I put off my dreams for years. For as far back as I can remember there have always been two things that I have been extremely passionate about; music and writing. I have always wanted to create works that would inspire, entertain and help others... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Keith E Smith
Hello Tim! Thank you for stopping by and for sharing! Man, I remember the days of cassette tapes! Whew, seems like a lifetime ago doesn't it? I am so happy this video spoke to you and am stoked that you liked the song. I have made several using similar methods..improvising whatever was necessary is an attempt to find the music I hear inside of me. :-) I sincerely hope you go make some music, and if so, please share!!
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This is a post I wrote for my blog Straight Up Living and I thought it a fitting post for this site also. Each day I become increasingly aware of the importance of "right now". Life isn't what happened yesterday, nor is it what may or may not happen tomorrow.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at Keith E Smith
You are so right Jean! Where there's a will there's a way! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented May 19, 2013 on Life is NOW!! at STRAIGHT UP LIVING
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Hello Jean! Thank you so much for you nice comment. Robin has such a beautiful voice doesn't she? It was an honor to work with her! Sent from my iPhone
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If you have a question about your vehicle, a diagnosis you received or anything automobile related, please e mail me and I will help you in any way I can! I look forward to hearing from you! keith@louisvilleautomedic.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Louisville Auto Medic
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There may be a few different definitions of the word "panic" but for the purposes of this article it is being defined as "a sudden sensation of fear that is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking." Why do we work so hard to have the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at The Self-Reliant
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Its that time of year again. A time when many people experience a sudden burst of motivation and resolve to break bad habits or begin some good ones. New Years Resolutions can be about more than shedding a few pounds or kicking the smoking habit. You can resolve to get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Louisville Auto Medic
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There comes a time when one has to make a stand. There comes a time when one has to say, "Enough. I will give up no more ground." You know the time has come to draw the line in the sand when: Storing food, water and other necessities for more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at The Self-Reliant
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A few years ago, due to a couple of "natural disasters" in my part of the world, the absolute crucial need of being self-reliant was made very real to me. In the back of my mind, I had always known it was important to make certain preparations so that, in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at The Self-Reliant
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It is sad that we live in such a society that one must consider a Disclaimer when writing about almost anything. That being said please note that any advice, inspiration or knowledge you get from this article, and use in any way whatsoever is your own responsibility. Be smart. Perhaps... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2012 at The Self-Reliant
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The term "Nanny State" has been in use for decades, mainly in Britain where it was first coined around 1965. It is used to convey the view that government has over-stepped it's bounds as it begins to baby its people by being in charge of, controlling and even financing their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at The Self-Reliant
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It is likely that you are in possession of more skills than you realize. In a world where there is an abundance of individuals who greatly overestimate their abilities, and are often not even aware of that fact (known in the world of psychology as the Dunning-Kruger Effect), there exists... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at The Self-Reliant
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When you hear someone mention "the skills to survive" what are some of the first things that come to mind? Some of the things that you will think of may be knowing how to hunt, fish, operate a firearm, find water, start a fire, navigate, build shelters, swim, or storing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at The Self-Reliant
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A few winters ago the city in which I live looked much like the above photograph. We were without power for two weeks. All of the usual things were happening around town. Throngs of people converged on the grocery stores and gas stations, only to find them all closed due... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at The Self-Reliant
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Summer is gone and Fall is quickly drawing to a close. You can tell by looking at the thermometer that winter will soon be here. What does that mean for your car? The extreme cold temperatures, not to mention the snow and ice, can take a toll on your vehicle,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at Louisville Auto Medic
Hi Teri, I love that quote too! It really puts it all in a nutshell doesn't it? As I stated to Esther above, I think we all have share some commonality in our purpose. In that our purpose will always involve the serving and/or betterment of others. Isn't that cool how that works? Thanks Teri!
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2011 on Live . . . at STRAIGHT UP LIVING
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