There are times when I’m driving around that I notice an old house somewhere and wonder what kind of stories it could tell me. I see many around our area that are dilapidated and actually disintegrating, and think of the time when it was new. Who lived there? How many families grew up there? What…… Continue reading A House of Miracles
One of the lasting lessons I received from my parents is the importance of being true to yourself, to look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with the reflection. The importance of being a good person, to be helpful, is the basis of my actions and thoughts. Perfection is always elusive, but the…… Continue reading What Do You See in the Mirror?
What would you view as more fulfilling, spending quality time with your family and friends throughout your life, or working extra hard for the promotions and the higher salaries as a leading professional at some company, retiring as one of the leading and respected employees in a business? Interviews with people on their deathbeds document…… Continue reading A Loving Motivation
Many of my childhood memories include many trips to airshows. So many fond memories. Seeing the old T-38s of the Thunderbirds during the in the early 1980s, seeing many aerobatic performers, and the countless military jet demonstrations still are still vivid in my memories. Often bringing a smile to my face when I think back. …… Continue reading A Tribute to the War Bird
Unfortunately, the concept of patriotism has become a political hot button topic. One that will immediately polarize far too many people, who will cling to their beliefs, no matter what. Watching the recent debates of the national anthem made me give it some thought. What is patriotism? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “love for…… Continue reading The Depth of Patriotism
With most things, tearing down and destroying is much easier than building and creating. An engineer or architect may spend months designing and drawing up plane, workers may spend more time building and constructing. Building something worthwhile takes time and effort. Any fool can come in with a wrecking ball and tear it down in…… Continue reading The Wisdom of Building, The Foolishness of Destroying
Today is a special day. It’s full of good memories, but also a reminder of emptiness. A void that will never be filled again. Today would be my mom’s 74th birthday. The years since her death have been full of things I used to talk to her about. We purchased a new home, adopted two…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 9, My Mom