Eric Upton

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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 thoughts are all driven by one emotion: Angst.

Mostly I am angry at my life of “impressing others”.

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…

Wrong Questions, Wrong Damned Answers

The “downs” left me asking “What am I going to do?!”.

That question caught my attention…

This is a question that is born more out of desperation and panic than anything else.

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…

My Life Lesson From A Starbucks Manager

For the first time in my life, I think I accepted that not everything is because of a me and began to work on how I see things.

I started to view each failure after that in a different light.

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?

Turnpike Trauma

After about 10 miles of panic, I managed to raise $1.12.

I was short by 63 cents.

I was praying for mercy…


What The Hell Is This Blog Good For?

I’ve done a mighty fine job of telling YOU what to DO.

I’ve invested a lot of time in telling YOU how to change, telling YOU how to be a better person, telling YOU how to lose weight, and telling YOU how to get into shape.

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