Eric Upton

Live. Learn. Run.

It’s Christmas!

It’s Christmas Time! Every year things always seem to get sentimental. I remember back to the days as a kid, living in Johnson, Arkansas. My family were big believers in the “Christmas Experience”. The tree. Grandpa and/or Dad dressing up as Santa. Presents, big or small. Parents hiding Christmas presents. Us kids trying to find…

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Blog Therapy

You know, it’s been awhile since I’ve written for my blog. It is quite a shame, really. I find that writing is very therapeutic for me. I really hope that most of you who choose to read it find some benefit, but I do it more for my own well-being. I redesigned the site a…

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Making You Happy

Making you happy isn’t necessarily making me happy…

Shifting Gears

Something happened in my life that pulled me up by the collar, got me off my knees, backhanded me across the face and woke me up from the fog I've been living in. To say these things are personal are an understatement. Expect zero details. But my epiphany is profound. 1) Happiness comes within first….

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Just Five Minutes & Just For Men

As I pulled into the lot, I saw this extremely gaunt elderly man walking from the parking lot of the Chinese restaurant next door. He was carrying a backpack and three or four brightly colored t-shirts in his left hand.

He was making a bee line toward the CVS entrance.

My first thought was, “Crap. He’s going to ask for money or try to sell me something”.

Father Forgets

This is just a simple post of another’s letter. “Father Forgets” was authored by W. Livingston Larned. Struck a chord with me. Please share… Listen, son; I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. I have stolen into…

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My First Love

This is going to sound like I’m digging up an old love story about a girlfriend from the past, share how wonderful she was and how that relationship changed my life forever.

I’m not…

Plus, she was 8 years old and hated me.

Ahoy, Captain!

2012 left this world with some challenges out there for me to tackle.

2013 came roaring in, bringing more challenges with it.

Time to be the captain of my soul…

How The Death Of A Dream Gave Me Life

I just sat there for what seemed an eternity with my head in my hands, completely consumed with tears of failure.

How could I have come so far and just lose it all?

I lost the trust of my family and children.

I betrayed the families that depended on the success of my business for their incomes.

My dream of being a restauranteur went up in flames…

Redistribution Of Wealth – The Election Method

Let me first say I truly believe I live in the greatest nation in the world. I’m proud to be an American. My faith in the Red, White and Blue stands strong. Always has and always will.

Let me say secondly, it is time to take this country back.

How does an election make cash change hands?

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