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Josh Drespling

Josh Drespling
  • 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

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: An open letter to Santa Claus

    Dear Mr. Claus: I hope this letter finds you well and that your family and loved ones are in good health. Please give my best to the Mrs. and the reindeer.

    November 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: Daily commute becomes soundtrack to my life

    In the acquisition of my new job, I also acquired a 55-minute commute. Every morning, I drive from our secluded home in the boondocks outside of New Castle to the great metropolis of Pittsburgh. I pass Heinz Field, the Carnegie Science Center, The Rivers Casino, and the home of our beloved Pirates, PNC Park.

    November 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: Merry ... what? It’s still NOVEMBER!

    It's only the second week of November, folks. It was not long ago that we were basking in the sweltering summer sun, mowing our lawns, and lounging poolside. It seems as though once school was back in session, the leaves began to fall and we started a dramatic tumble into winter.

    November 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: My smart phone has helped me shed those dumb old devices

    Many of the interesting little gadgets that I found so intriguing and helpful just a few years ago have become obsolete.  It's not that I no longer have a use for these items and the information and aid they provided me. They have just been trumped by a single device.

    November 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: Drats! It’s the cats — again!

    I've had a love/hate week.  It has been a seven-day span of happy firsts and a week awash with things that have made me despise their very existence.  Let's start with the cats.

    November 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: It’s never too late to pursue your dream

    We all have dreams and aspirations. They are inclinations of the grand things we would like to do with our lives.  Some of us want to be rich and some want to be famous. Others just want a simple life, free of the hectic lifestyle they have been dealt.

    October 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • Drespling.jpg Josh Drespling: New job leads to chain reaction of opportunities

    I can see the faint glimmer of a light off in the distance. It is an inkling of hope and a promise of things that will soon come to pass.  What is this beacon of hope that compels me to look to the future rather than dwell in the muck that is my present situation?
     

    October 19, 2013 1 Photo

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