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Dwight Blood
Salt Lake City and St. George UT
retired 81 year old college economics professor with a wife, five kids, nineteen grandkids, eighteen great grandkids (and counting)
Interests: writing, photography, books, computers, family, dieting, cooking, blogging, recipes
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One of the most rewarding things we can do is to learn something new. All too often, we may assume that our education is over when we graduate from high school or college. In reality, our need to learn and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
We all operate more or less from some kind if plan or idea of what we are trying to do. In this task, we consider the following options for our plan: We can keep doing what we have always been... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Second row left to right, my wife Velna, her sister Joyce, her brother Frank, her sisters Evetta and Beth. Front row, Velna's dad Volney, mother Pearl Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Most of the things we can do to have a long and happy marriage are really quite simple. But paying attention to the simple things we can do at the outset can often save more serious problems that can emerge... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
All of us reach plateaus from time to time in our lives. Life seems ho-hum, dull, or plain boring. Yet, we often are reluctant to introduce change into what we are doing. Change, however, can be the catalyst for getting... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
I know that I wrote about the Rule of One last year during my first Do List posts. However, the idea is so important, and so life changing, that I felt compelled to write about it again as I have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
One reason we fail to make progress in achieving our goals is that our thoughts and aspirations tend to melt away when we just think about them, no matter how important they are, and then let them disappear into forgotten... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Up until the day you got married, you were free to eat whatever you wanted, watch the television programs and movies you preferred, go wherever and whenever you wanted, spend your leisure time in whatever way you wanted to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
It has been nine months since I stopped posting my 2015 Do List, so I find that I need to stop a few minutes and figure out where I am and where I want to go. I have been in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Yesterday or the day before yesterday was the marriage. Today is life as usual only, men, face up to it, your life will never be the same as it was before you entered the bonds of holy matrimony. You now... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
I have finally overcome my reluctance to finish my 2015 Do List that I worked on so faithfully every single day during the year 2015 up until the day that my wife, Velna, got sick and went to the hospital.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Now the wedding is over. The fifteen color coordinated beautiful bridesmaids, the flower girls strewing petals, the work-of-art wedding cake, the perfect table settings, the tux, the beautiful keepsake wedding dress that will be a family treasure--all of the work,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
OK, I finally did it. After nine months of not being able to face up to finishing my 2015 Do List, I have risen to the challenge, bit the bullet, or whatever you want to call it and here I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Today the Curmudgeonly Professor is announcing the most important new post he has made on the Curmudgeonly Professor blog. In fact, it is the only new post he has made for some time now while he has been sidetracked with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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You have to keep experimenting with new stuff or life can get extremely boring doing the same thing over, and over, and over again. We may not like all of the experiments, but at least we have to agree that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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I My thoughts running through my mind on this Father's Day morning are concerned with the blessings of fatherhood. I was given the gift of a wonderful wife who endured my faults and remained loyal and loving and supporting all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Velna and her sisters: left to right, Joyce, Velna, Evetta, and Beth Dear Velna, I skipped a progress report at the seventh month because I didn't know what to write. I'm not sure I'm making any progress. I think I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor