Perspectives

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

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.
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.
Ruth and John Fleming

If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away by Justin Moore. I picked this because I am thinking of my Mom today. Four years ago today, we had to rush her to the emergency room at Baptist Hospital.
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.