Category Archives: Never give up!

Remembering the Big Old Maple Tree

The big old maple tree, showing its proximity to the old Mabey Homestead. Remembering the Big Old Maple Tree By Richard Mabey Jr. One of my most cherished memories of my childhood is the memory of the big old maple … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Accomplishment, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Heroism, Homecoming, Humility, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, Stand Tall, The Old Maple Tree, Time Travel, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 2 Comments

Blog #400

This marks my 400th blog! Blog #400 By Richard Mabey Jr. This very blog marks 400 blogs that I have written and posted. Kind of an accomplishment, in its own rite. A kind of milestone. I have written about the … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishment, Avengers, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Chemistry, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Life's Dreams, Never give up!, Spiritual Lesson, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 3 Comments

To Focus More Profoundly

The time has come for me to focus even more profoundly on my goal to get my novel published. It is a time to return to my desk. It is a time to spend even more time, alone, writing. To … Continue reading

Posted in 1934, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Hickam Air Field, Homecoming, Humility, I Remember Dad, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Pearl Harbor, Sacrifice, Second World War, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, To thine own self be true., Troop 170, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Mark Selz!

Happy Birthday Mark Selz! By Richard Mabey Jr. Today, March 11th is Mark Selz’s birthday. Mark Selz is an incredibly talented actor. I’ve had the honor to act with him in a few theatrical¬†productions. Mark takes the concept of method … Continue reading

Posted in 1989, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Beyond The North Star, Boonton, Boy Scouts, Compassion, Determination, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Mark Selz, Memory, Never give up!, Sacrifice, Stand Tall, Troop 170, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Reflections of “Two Brothers”

The true story, “True Brothers” first appeared as a syndicated story in the pages of the old Lincoln Park Journal, back in 1987. Reflections of “Two Brothers” By Richard Mabey Jr. “Two Brothers” was a continuing saga, that I wrote, … Continue reading

Posted in 1987, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Beyond The North Star, Boyhood Days, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Divine Protection, Dreams, Earl Hamner Jr., Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Humility, Indian Motorcycle, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Journal, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Mabey Lane, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Rheumatic Fever, Sacrifice, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Stand Tall, Thomas Wolfe, Wisdom, World War I | 2 Comments

The Golden Opportunity

“The Model A Car Model” story, which appeared on the Editorial Page of the Independent News was a major breakthrough for me. Truly, a golden opportunity. The Golden Opportunity By Richard Mabey Jr. In February of 2001, a golden opportunity … Continue reading

Posted in 2001, Acts of Kindness, Ad Agency, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Cold Hearted Ad Agency, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Humility, Independent News, Journalism, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Little One, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, NJ, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Stand Tall, The Independent News, The Model A Model, Wisdom | Leave a comment

When The Going Gets Tough

When The Going Gets Tough By Richard Mabey Jr. Of late, I’ve been accused by some folks of being simplistic in my writings. Of being a bit Pollyana. Of looking too much in the past and not looking ahead enough. … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Kindness, Advice to the younger set, Age Prejudice, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Modern Life, Never give up!, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments