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?
Reputations can be fickle. Years of time and effort spent building one, can be easily undone through poor decisions and actions. An outburst or negative emotions at the wrong time, can undermine. Do not sabotage yourself. Time spent cultivating relationships, building connections, or improving through education and skill-sets are worthwhile endeavors, critical even. Investing in…… Continue reading Embrace Your Inner Mr. Spock
Often the star of my Facebook posts, Gretchen has been a wonderful companion since Lori and I adopted her. Always friendly and ever so sweet, she always makes you feel good, no matter how bad you may feel. Her loving personality has won over everyone who has met her. Such a wonderful and perfect little…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 3: The Love of My Sweet Gretchen
Happy Opening Day, 2016! The start of a new baseball season is here. My love of baseball goes back to my childhood. The experiences of playing the game still resonate with me about twenty-five years since I last played a game in high school. The diverse friendships I formed and the memories of playing catch…… Continue reading Slow Down and Enjoy a Baseball Game
De-emphasizing the arts seems to be a growing trend in recent memory. I’ve had many discussions with people who feel that some of the arts should be dropped entirely in favor of technical courses and training. They argue that funding is wasted on musical instruments, for example, when the school can upgrade the computer network…… Continue reading An Artistic Balance
Those who grew up before the digital age most likely have many old photos stored somewhere. Perhaps they are stuck in a closet somewhere, or boxed up in the garage. I have a shoe box, and from time to time I will go through them looking for something, but often end up glancing at some…… Continue reading The Memories of Old Photos
The mysteries of the universe are often profound and are essentially incomprehensible. Sizes of galaxies and the universe itself can be theorized and often computed to generate an absurd large number. Sometimes that number is simply too long and it needs to be represented in an exponential form. Ten to the 32nd power or something…… Continue reading We are the Dust of the Stars