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Will They Remember Me?

Probably my most watched and favorite movie is Out of Africa. So many reasons for this that are beyond the scope of this post… not least of which is I have been on the farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills and in the house of Karen Blixen. Past the midpoint of the movie, Karen Blixen is reflecting after her years in Kenya and … Read more

Caged Up Entreprenuer

The Wild vs. The Zoo I’ve seen lions chase down and kill wildebeest in the wild. I have seen them fight off hyenas and jackals to defend their kill. I have seen lions at the zoo. I’ve seen elephant herds thunder across the savannah in the wild. I have seen bull elephants crash into each other as they fight for dominance on the plains of … Read more

Rarely Present… Fading QT

Fading Quality Time

Rarely Present He enters the living room and sits on the couch. Phone out and in a constant exchange with friends and girlfriend. We talk about a few things, but he isn’t really listening. “What was that,” he asks? “Nothing,” I say. Twenty minutes later he gets up because he has to go. While good to see him, I think I would have rather sat … Read more

Wasted Time

The Eagles have a classic song, Wasted Time. It’s a smooth song with Don Henley singing about the bitterness of what might have been wasted time when faced  with the regret of a lost relationship. (That’s not the best video, but the song and the music are excellent. I’m not sure if the Eagles actually have a YT channel.) The song, Wasted Time, is a … Read more

“Your Test Came Back Positive”

“Your Test Came Back Positive.” The doctor cracked the curtain where I was sitting in the ER to deliver the news. I was stunned. I was deadpanned. How quickly things had changed. One week prior on Father’s Day I saw my son walk out of the same ER after he had been told he was positive. He had been working with some youth with their … Read more

3 Tips For Working At Home During Shelter In Place

I worked successfully from home and ran my own business for more than a dozen years. It wasn’t all picture perfect, but I must have done something right to make it last that long. Tip #1. Get Out of Your Pajamas Get up like you’re going to work. Take a shower and get dressed. You’ll feel better and your family will like you more. There … Read more

Going to Give Intermittent Fasting a Go

I have been watching YouTube videos and reading medical articles about the benefits of intermittent fasting. It’s not new, but it is quite the trendy thing going on right now (just go to youtube and type in “intermittent fasting”). I have been successful with: Weight Watchers (the old Points Plus system) – It was a decent experience. It basically taught portion control. Pros: you can … Read more

2020 Goals – Others Before Me

I tend to be very self focused. I can also be a fairly selfish individual. Maybe not in all areas of my life, but when it comes to my dreams, my vision, my purpose – it becomes obvious that I want “my” needs met to make those things happen. 2020 is the Beginning of a New Way of Doing Things I have spent the last … Read more

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

You remember the scene… a few nuns are talking about the problems they are having with Maria. Maria was a free-spirited candidate who was living at the abbey under the supervision of the senior nuns, hoping one day soon to take her vows and become a nun. They break into song (‘cuz that’s what they do in The Sound of Music) and begin singing about … Read more

Why I ❤ Texas!

There’s lots to love about Texas. All other states… well… they’re just states. I’ve been to most other states. While they may have a couple of nice things, it’s quite evident that their is little state pride and character. People just exist. In Texas, we live! Enjoy a few photos of what it could be like. Texas Sonic Texas Food Pryamid Texas Snow We love … Read more

Tuning Out All The Voices

There isn’t anything like Big 10 College Basketball late in the season during conference play. It’s some of the best and most competitive action that the sporting world has to offer (yes, even better than the ACC). With less than a minute to go in a tie game, have you ever wondered what kind of ice runs through the veins of some of these college … Read more

What I Learned From the New Orleans Saints Whining About a Missed Call

On Sunday, January 20, 2019, the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints, 26 – 23. That’s all you really need to know right there… …unless you want to hear how the Saints feel like they were robbed, like they should have gone to the Super Bowl, and potentially been the champions. Late in the 4th quarter, the Saints and Rams were tied 20-20. … Read more