Eric Upton

Live. Learn. Run.

Renaissance Of Self

I believe that our world suffered a shock to it’s system after the recession hit us several years ago. Well, at least my world did. Ten years ago my focus was financial success. The almighty dollar drove all. It was the symbol of business success. This was the case for many an American. But the…

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Bring Me To Life

I’ve had a bit of a challenge being consistent in my writing. To be clear, I write more for my own benefit than anything else. It’s my way of putting my random thoughts to pen and trying to make sense of them. Now for my most recent mental rumblings… _____________________________ My topic today is life:…

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One + One = Three

Me being a former Arkansan has nothing to do with my math as noted in the title. It’s just me making a point. (Just explains the poor use of grammar). The point is this: The way I’ve been living my live just doesn’t add up! Confused? Me too. Let me break it down a bit…

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A Little Weed Pulling

  Well, April showers brings May flowers. What do May flowers bring? Not much if you don’t tend to the soil, water and light… Your mind is much like that cluttered closet or a weed-stricken garden: There’s some weeds that need pulling and junk that needs to be tossed! Let’s start with a couple of…

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Introducing The Wheel

It’s been said that you shouldn’t reinvent the wheel… However it would be nice to reintroduce it to folks. You’re probably thinking “What the hell are you talking about Eric?”. Let me phrase it another way: Sometimes people lose their basic knowledge and common sense! So reintroducing the wheel is much like a refresher course….

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Who’s Dream Is It Anyway?

Who’s Dream Is It Anyway? Not Knowing Will Stop You Cold After many years earning a degree at the “School Of Hard Knocks”, I have come to one simple conclusion: If you are working toward someone else’s dream, your life will feel like work. That seems like a simple statement, yet it’s one of the…

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Lifting The Fog

How I Quit Smoking You know I smoked for about 22 years. I started when I was the age of 15.  I had a good friend of mine who talked me into trying it. Having the addictive personality that I do, I thought “Why not?”. I got that funny little light-headed buzz and thought “Hey,…

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Tail Of The Howling Hound

Tail Of The Howling Hound New Tricks A Old Dog Can Teach Picture the front porch of an old country home. The boards of the porch are weathered, partly loose and creaks under the rocking of the proprietor’s chair. The sun is settling off in the distance, casting that “sundown orange” hue on the face…

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Finding My Baseline

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A Poke In The “I”

A Poke In The ‘I’ Learning The Value Of a Team Over the past couple of years I’ve been lucky to learn a lot of life lessons. I learned that: I can change my shape. I can change my career. I can change my activities. I can change me! Read those statements closely! It’s all…

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