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A.D.D. and Doing What I Do Best: Talking with People

A person with ADD/ADHD can overcome lots of difficulties. One can even write a book about his life’s experiences! Bob Ossler, Chicago paramedic, firefighter, air-sea rescue, ordained pastor and chaplain. Bob Ossler did just that with coauthor Janice Hall Heck. Triumph Over Terror is that book.

Bob Ossler, Chaplain

So I’ve owned up to being A.D.D./A.D.H.D, and that explains a bit of my poor performance in school in my early years. It may also explain a bit of my impulsiveness, inattention, and hyperactivity as a child and as an adult.

When I was a kid, I was Trouble with that capital T. I couldn’t seem to control my inattention, my off-task behavior, my risk-taking behavior, my failure to learn as fast as the other kids, my inability to complete tasks, and my penchant for taking up new interests when old interests quickly faded.

As a kid, I was a mess. But I did squeak through high school, thanks to my supportive parents and a few teachers who seemed to take special interest in me.

Along the way, I discovered strengths that have helped me become successful in life. In fact, I might even call those strengths “my superabilities.” Once I identified them, my life changed…

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Cee’s Black &White Photo Challenge: Fences

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Blue Skies

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Daily Post Prompt: Underdog

Bob Ossler, Chaplain

So this prompt I can write about: Underdog.

My coauthor (Janice Hall Heck) and I have written a book entitled Triumph Over Terror, a book about my experiences as a volunteer chaplain at Ground Zero after September 11. It was a hard book to write because of the painful memories of suffering that flooded back into my mind. But, to once and for all, clear my head of these memories, I enlisted the help of my writers critique group friend, Janice Hall Heck.

It took us a year, but now Triumph Over Terror has been published and available on
Amazon for just over a year where we have 51 5-star reviews.

Now we are in a Readers Choice competition, and we are an UNDERDOG, trailing a book about a special needs DOG by about 450 points. I don’t know how the author amassed so many votes. We have been working…

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Wordless Wednesday… Your Move

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Read about this exhibit here:

Saving Hong Kong

Photos of Umbrella Revolution from 20-year expat, Marcia Barham, who was the music teacher when I was principal of the Lower Primary School, Hong Kong International School. (I left HK in 2000.)

Four Oceans, One Family: 四海 一 家

Sent to the The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong

So I read online where the FCC was asking for our photos of the Umbrella Movement. My first thoughts – oh, that’s great, I have been down four times and taken photographs trying to preserve my memories of Occupy Central; I have lots of photos; I wanted friends to know more about what is currently happening in HK. Then I thought, Oh crap, the FCC asked for photos – that is THE journalists’ club of Asia; I can never submit my photos! But why not, my perspective may be a bit different as an associate member. So here we go.

Arriving in Hong Kong July of ’94, I had little knowledge of the city, its culture or history with China. That was to quickly change. I took a teaching position at the Hong Kong International School as an adventure and it being…

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Worst of the Week: Writing Errors in Everyday Life: Your, You’re

Here’s a post from my writing blog.

Janice Heck Writes

This trash can owner is obviously annoyed with some of his dog-walking neighbors.

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This error is so easy to avoid.

You are = you’re.

Omitted punctuation doesn’t help this frustrated person’s message either.

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Words That Make My Heart Go Boom — Part 2

Another great collection of quotes from E. Check her blog, A Sign of Life: Seeking forward motion one sign of life at a time.
http://asignoflife.wordpress.com

Nurturing Thurs – Another Shot

Great advice!

"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"


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If you have not gotten it right yet —
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Take another shot!!
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Be kind to yourself:
GET OUT OF YOUR WAY and Continue Clicking!!
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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Tea and Paper
Carol Carlisle
Mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
Pocket Perspectives
Meg Evans
Hope* the Happy Hugger
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes

 Welcome our newest participant:
Michelle of Hope* the Happy Hugger

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above…

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9/11—NEVER FORGET

Never forget.

Russel Ray Photos

9/11

NEVER FORGET

Eagle and United States flag

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