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

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

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

House of Echoes

I recently completed a book by a new author, Brendan Duffy, @Brendan_Duffy on Twitter.  I found it a very remarkable book for his first published book. I hated to see the final chapter as I turned the page. This is not a book review blog post, but I do highly recommend buying his book. It’s a great novel – thriller, mystery, suspense. The reason I … Read more

Why I’ll Never Stop Dreaming

As long as I can remember, people have called me a dreamer. I don’t think it’s always been a complement nor a positive attribute that was thrown my way. I guess they thought that Kenny Rogers was a prophet when he sang: “Don’t fall in love with a dreamer, ’cause he’ll break you every time.” I think people were trying to say that I needed … Read more

Lost and Found

Have you ever been to the lost and found section of your child’s school near the end of the school year? I remember going to my kids’ school (a small private school) and seeing dozens of sweatshirts, nice jackets, backpacks, belts, pants, shoes, books, TI calculators, and tons of other gadgets and items that students had left behind. All-in-all, this was thousands and thousands of … Read more

Rich’s Bucket List

For me, in my life right now, this may be one of the most important blog posts I have written in a long time. It’s my bucket list. I turned 51 last month, and as I move toward the autumn of my life, I want to create a list of things I want to accomplish before I kick the bucket. This bucket list will require … Read more

I Have What I Deserve… Now To Change That

I was listening to a man speak who was referencing Warren Buffet. Warren Buffet had been speaking to a group of high school students when one of the students asked how they could make money and be successful. He answered the question by having the student look around the room. He then asked the student who he would choose if he could earn 10% of … Read more