Category Archives: To thine own self be true.

The Salt Shaker Test

It may look like an ordinary salt shaker. But in the corporate world it can be the very thing that holds you back from getting that big promotion. Please note: I made up the name “Amalgamated Consolidated.” It is a … Continue reading

Posted in 1993, Advice to the younger set, Amalgamated Consolidated, Be Strong!, Dangers of being too trusting, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Never give up!, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, To thine own self be true., Tricks of the Corporate World, Wisdom | Leave a comment

The Final Tier of My Old Backyard Tree Fort

This picture was taken in September of 1973. It shows the last three remaining boards of the third floor tier of my old tree fort. You can see the cedar tree in the background. The Final Tier of My Old … Continue reading

Posted in 1965, Accomplishment, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Comic Books, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Heroism, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Mabey Lane, Mad Magazine, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Stuart S., The old cedar tree on Mabey Lane, The Old Tree Fort, The Summer of 1965, To thine own self be true., Tree Fort, Wisdom | 2 Comments

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

Reflections of the Summer of 1964

One of the great moments of being a kid was having 12 cents in your pocket and choosing which comic book you were going to buy! Reflections of the Summer of 1964 By Richard Mabey Jr. Lately, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Accomplishment, Ad Agency, Batman, Beavertown, Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Jack Kirby, Journey to Truth, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, My Old New Jersey Home, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Route 202, Small Town America, Spider-Man, Spiritual Lesson, Stan Lee, Superman, The Old Tree Fort, Time Travel, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 5 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

Farewell Bailey

My best friend, Bailey. Farewell Bailey By Richard Mabey Jr. This is a most simple tale. A simple blog. As I write this blog, tears fill my eyes. For today, I said farewell to two of my best friends, Bella … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Kindness, Bailey, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Broken Heart, Compassion, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Gated Community, Giving, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Love one another, Love Story, Moving On, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, 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