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

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.
John and Aida Covid Booster Day

Third Shot in the Bank…

My mother-in-law and I got our Pfizer Covid booster shots today. Our primary care doctor had a drive-through in her parking lot. We were in and out in less than 30 minutes.
Blue Heron Flying

Reflections on a Sunday morning walk

It is very easy to get caught up in everything going on in life and not take the time to relax and appreciate the beauty in the world. I am really guilty of this.
Miami from the Air July 2021

Flying again…

Teresa and I took our first flight in over two years this week. It was just a short flight from Tallahassee down to Miami.
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We hold these truths…

Wishing everyone a safe and relaxed Independence Day holiday weekend. As you celebrate, take a few minutes to actually read the Declaration and reflect.
If You Are Reading This Memorial Day 2021

If You’re Reading This …

Please take a moment today to remember each of the men and women who left their lives and families behind to protect and defend our values, our way of life, our freedoms, and the Constitution of the United States.

Perspectives on a trip around the sun

May has always seemed more like the "start" of a year for me. It is probably because I have always used my birthday to reflect on the last year and plan the one ahead. Or maybe there is another reason?