Perspectives

My perspectives on topics which don’t fit into one of my main interests.

Back to the moon…

This morning, NASA launched a rocket to the moon for the first time in fifty years. If you were not able to watch the launch, take a minute to watch. If it doesn't fill you with awe and pride, I would be surprised. Congratulations to the entire team at NASA and all of their commercial partners on a successful first launch of this exciting next step to enable human exploration of the moon and Mars. Remember... Always look up!
2022 Leon County Election Guide

Ready to Vote?

Today will be the twenty-sixth time since 1972 I have voted in a Congressional election. This year we will vote to select a local representative to the US House of Representatives and one of the US Senators from Florida. The 26th amendment that gave US citizens the right to vote at 18 was passed in July 1971. Many people fought hard to extend this right and I have always felt it was my duty to exercise that right thoughtfully and responsibly.
Lunar Eclipse Nov 2022

Lunar Eclipse November 2022

Not as dramatic as the view from some parts of the world, but the November 2022 lunar eclipse here in Tallahassee was pretty stunning this morning. Remember to vote today if you haven't already!
Ian Wilcox

So Long My Friend, Till We Meet Again…

We got the very sad news that my cousin Ian lost his valiant battle against cancer on Friday. Ian was one of those rare "old" souls who brought out the best in everyone around him. It was truly a blessing to be his friend and to be family.
Thank You with flowers behind

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes

Had a very relaxed three day weekend to celebrate "another trip around the sun." Wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the time to wish me a happy birthday I really appreciate it.
Things You Can't Live Without by Chris Janson with Travis Tritt

This Friday’s Song — Things You Can’t Live Without

I am celebrating my birthday this weekend and this rocking country tune not only brought back memories of my younger days in Texas, but says a lot about knowing that the simple things that bring you joy are what you should focus on.
Anniversary Dinner at Mimi's Table

A Quick Thank You

Teresa and I celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary this past Saturday. I had booked us a table at one of our local favorites, Mimi's Table. Just a quick post to thank everyone who made it such a special night for us.
Ryan Fleming with his college diploma

Congratulations Ryan!

One of those memorable moments in life happened for the Fleming family this week. Our son Ryan received his diploma from Florida State University. Congratulations Ryan. TeTe and I love you very much and are so proud of you!
2021 Reading

Small Changes Can Make a Difference

Small changes can make a difference. I continued my daily reading streak and I exceeded my goal to read at least three books a month in 2021 with 44 books.
New Year's Day 2022

A Fresh Start for the New Year!

One of the annual traditions we have as a family is a "Fresh Start" with matching tee shirts for the three of us to wear New Year's Day.

This Friday’s Song — The First Noel

From our family to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year. In the midst of all the turmoil and angst so prevalent today, please take some time to remember why we celebrate the first Noel and, like Charles Dickens' Scrooge, let each of us always "keep Christmas well."

A Thoughtful Reminder about Change

I am reading a meditation from The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday every day. This thoughtful reminder was from yesterday’s meditation. Whether things are going pretty well or pretty badly, it can change in an instant.