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

Celebrating Our Tenth Anniversary

As with many things in the past year, our tenth anniversary was colored by the ongoing pandemic. Thought I would take a moment to share our experience and thank those who helped us celebrate.
Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flats

Bless the Broken Road — This Friday’s song

This Friday's Song is Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flats. Ten years ago today, I married my 'meant to be'. Thank you, my darling Teresa, for being who you are and for waiting for me at the end of that broken road.

2nd Shot in the Bank (well in the arm anyway)

My mother-in-law Aida and I got out second shot of the Covid-19 vaccine today. Another well-executed process by the Leon County Department of Health. Thanks to all for the hard work and a job well done.
Vaccine Day 2

Vaccine Day

Got a call from the Leon County Department of Health to schedule getting vaccine for my mother-in-law and I. Overall, went well. Good job by the Leon County DOH team.
One Habit

One Habit — Recommended Read

It is the first weekend of the new year and I have been thinking about habits I would like to form and ones I would like to break in 2021. There was a great piece about this on Art of Manliness today.
2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge

I set a goal of 24 books (2 a month) for 2020. Despite being pretty busy on both a personal and professional level i was able to accomplish this and actually exceeded my goal by quite a bit.
Passion Without a Plan

Passion Without a Plan…

Reading an excerpt from Known by Mark Schaefer. Haven't decide if it makes the Want To Read list just yet, but thought this quote was worth consideration.
Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk Quote — If We Can…

"If We Can" is a quote from Chuck Palahniuk highlighted by Tim Ferris this week. It asks questions that seem especially relevant as 2020 draws to a close.

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!
It Is Well With My Soul

It is Well with My Soul — This Friday’s Song

A few moments of prayer and reflection on Christmas Day 2020. This has been such a difficult, pain-filled year for so many. So on this Christmas morning, let's reflect together on how the human spirit can overcome anything as Horatio Spafford said so well in "It is Well With My Soul".

Preparing for Noche Buena

I have always been a Christmas morning guy. As many of you know, my wife and her family came to the United States from Havana, Cuba. As we combined our families, one of the traditions Teresa introduced Ryan and I to is Noche Buena.
The Italian | Hawthorne Bistro and Bakery Tallahassee

A Few Hours of ‘Almost’ Normal…

Wife and I got to have a few hours that seemed ‘almost’ normal today. We ran several long-overdue errands. All of the businesses we went to were following the Leon county mandated protocols on masks, density, social distancing, and cleaning. Other customers seemed to be abiding by the same and everyone was pretty patient and accommodating of those around them.