Category Archives: Be Strong!

Never Surrender!

Never Surrender! By Richard Mabey Jr. There is a part of me that is overwhelmed by it all. I worked on my book, “I Remember Dad” today. Specifically the chapter about Dad’s stay at Hickam Air Field during World War … Continue reading

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Grief Be The Mirror Of Love

Grief Be The Mirror Of Love By Richard Mabey Jr. At times grief seems so unbearable. The pain makes it difficult to sleep. Grief is such an incredibly deep pain. Simply put, at times it feels like you just cannot … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day Miracle

A Father’s Day Miracle By Richard Mabey Jr. This past Father’s Day, I experienced a miracle. I am not speaking from some high pulpit, with a strict religious perspective of the definition of the work, miracle. I am speaking from … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Broken Heart, Compassion, Destiny, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Figaro, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, haunting feeling, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Little Figgy, Love one another, Love Story, Mourning, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Unexplained, Wisdom, Wisdom of Animals | 2 Comments

My Life Has Changed So Very Much

Working as a humble Gate Guard, in a gated community in Central Florida, is not as easy as most people think it is. My Life Has Changed So Very Much By Richard Mabey Jr. My life has changed so very … Continue reading

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Remembering The Writers’ Circle TV Show

The Writers’ Circle was a weekly television talk show that was shown on Kinnelon, New Jersey’s Channel 20. The show ran for about two years from 1997 to 1999. Remembering The Writers’ Circle TV Show By Richard Mabey Jr. Today … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Accomplishment, Ad Agency, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Creative Writing, Days of Being a Young Man, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Journey to Truth, KHS Channel 20, Kindness, Kinnelon, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Memory, NJ, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, Television, The Writers' Circle, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 2 Comments

Remembering The Creative Arts Circle

I am proud of the success that the Creative Arts Circle enjoyed. In many ways, it was one of my major accomplishments of my life. Remembering The Creative Arts Circle By Richard Mabey Jr. The Creative Arts Circle was a … Continue reading

Posted in 2001, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Creative Arts Circle, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Independent News, Journalism, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park Public Library, Love one another, Memory, Never give up!, NJ, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 1 Comment

To Climb A Mountain

A rare photo of my climb up Steinhauser Mountain. To Climb A Mountain By Richard Mabey Jr. In the early summer of 1966, I had completed the seventh grade. I was 12 years old. I had just spent one entire … Continue reading

Posted in 1966, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Giving, Healing, Heroism, Homecoming, Hook Mountain, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Sacrifice, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Stuart S., Wisdom | Leave a comment

Remembering Lisa, Chapter 3

Dear old Boonton High School. The very setting for this true-life story Remembering Lisa, Chapter 3 By Richard Mabey Jr. There comes in the life of each and every one us, a hurt. A hurt so deep that time cannot … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Acts of Kindness, Baseball, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boyhood Days, Broken Heart, Childhood Friend, Classroom 210, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, From boyhood to manhood, Geometry Class, Healing, Humility, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Lisa at BHS, Love Story, Memory, Moving On, my geometry teacher, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Ron G., The Old Tree Fort, Tree Fort, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2

It was in the hallowed halls of Boonton High School, back in 1968, that I was to feel the pangs of young love. Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2 By Richard Mabey Jr. My fateful walk from Room 210, down the hall, … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Baseball, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boyhood Days, Broken Heart, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Geometry Class, Giving, Good Neighbor Sam, Healing, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lisa at BHS, Love Story, Moving On, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Ron G., Sacrifice, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Remembering Lisa: Chapter 1

The long line of the famous cafeteria at dear old Boonton High School, back in the fall of 1968. Remembering Lisa: Chapter 1 By Richard Mabey Jr. All of us have these painful moments in time. We try to smash … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boonton High School Marching Band, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Drums, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Geometry Class, Homecoming, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lisa at BHS, Love Story, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Romance, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments