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Josh Drespling

Josh Drespling
  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: If you can’t take the heat — get outta my car!

    I've found that my body really can't tell the difference between 4 degrees above zero and 10 below.  You may wonder how I know such a weird fact about myself. It is quite simple. The heater in my car has not worked since late last spring.

    February 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: Despite what ‘they’ say, I’ll take my idols any day

    “They,” in their infinite wisdom, say to never meet your heroes.  “They” say that you will be greatly disappointed with the stark and complete reality of said person.

    February 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: New 'companion' highlights family's Christmas presence

    The dust has finally settled.  The mountains of wrapping paper have been removed and the decorations have all been put away in their proper places. The last, lingering cookies have been disposed of and leftovers are long since forgotten. The whirlwind of yet another wonderful and joyous Christmas season has come and gone.

    January 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: I’m gaining a new appreciation for losing inches

    I received the distinct pleasure of doing something fabulous this week. It was something I had not expected to be able to do, at least not at this juncture. It is something I have longed to do for quite some time. Something I had daydreamed about and lay awake at night wishing for.

    January 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: Got a minute? Let me share how important one can be

    What a difference one minute makes. A measly 60 seconds can, and has, changed the outcome of many events in my life and the world alike. As the clock ticks off those minute fragments of time, an immense group of events have taken place that have a finite and sensitive dependence on other events.

    January 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: Insert something insightful here

    I have done over a hundred of these blogs for the New Castle News. 113 to be exact.  The first of which was published on Oct. 30th of 2011.  It was a quaint little piece about saying thank you and how meaningful the simple gesture is to your co-workers and fellow humans

    January 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: What's that they say about the best laid plans?

    I planned my holiday travels carefully. I knew exactly how many hours it would take, how much gas was required, and had prepared for the hefty tolls levied by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

    December 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: You won’t get my stamp of approval for Christmas cards

    I suppose there are some folks who cherish sending and receiving Christmas cards.  They enthusiastically anticipate pulling out the ol’ fountain pen and tattered address book.

    December 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: Now I know why the show is called ‘Dance MOMS’

    This past week I was enshrouded by, encompassed in, and engulfed by things that were outside my comfort zone.  I was thrust from my element, despite my spirit kicking and screaming in protest. I did not object outwardly, but my mind was racing and my heart was fluttering as I encountered each and every one of these foreign entities.

    December 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: How would our holiday traditions appear from afar?

    Have you ever wondered why we do some of the curious things we do? The holiday season brings out a crop of these traditions that if you stood back and thought about them, you could easily conclude that they were the actions of an insane person, or at least those of an extremely intoxicated individual.

    December 7, 2013 1 Photo

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