Category Archives: To thine own self be true.

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 | 1 Comment

The Birthday Card

In September of 1977, for my 24th birthday, my old girlfriend, Linda gave me a handmade birthday card. The card dearly touched my heart. Now, over 40 years later, I still have it. The Birthday Card By Richard Mabey Jr. … Continue reading

Posted in 1977, 1994, Birthday Card, Broken Heart, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Friendship, Giving, haunting feeling, Humility, Kindness, Linda G., Love Story, Moving On, New Jersey, Oral-B, Poetry, Poetry Readings, Romance, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, The Unexplained, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Gentle Call of Home

My old home on Madeline Avenue shown on the right hand side of this picture. The Gentle Call of Home By Richard James Mabey Jr. The gentle call of home has been whispering unto my heart this past week or … Continue reading

Posted in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, Acts of Kindness, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Brenda, Clifton, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Dicky Jim, Divine Protection, Dreams, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Hickam Air Field, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Love one another, Madeline Avenue, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Route 46, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Front Porch, The Unexplained, Time Travel, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | Leave a comment

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