When I think of a life well lived, I often think back to the ending scene of the movie Saving Private Ryan. James Ryan, now an elderly man, visits the grave of Captain John Miller. He asks his wife if he was worthy of Miller’s sacrifice in saving him. Although this is a movie, it’s…… Continue reading Live Well
Being a social butterfly isn’t in my comfort zone, and I’ve always been envious of those who can go into new situations and immediately feel at ease. I still have moments of being quiet and not overly outgoing in social situations. Mom enrolled me in tee-ball when I was very young, probably five or six. …… Continue reading Ode to Garrett
We watched with awe and sadness as the fires ravaged the cathedral of Notre Dame. Millions watched, transfixed as the spire crumbled into the inferno. Crowds gathered along the streets in Paris to watch a special place of church and history crumble. Watching the clips on the news and reading the feeds, I felt a…… Continue reading Beyond the Cathedral
Sometimes we see a video on the news of a building being demolished. If all goes well, the building is controlled and demolished without any significant impact on surrounding areas. It’s inevitable, as new usage demands come into play, older dilapidated buildings, or ones with designs no longer viable for modern usage, are torn down. …… Continue reading The Grand Lady
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
Actions are always the best determination of character. So many people can talk or boast about their accomplishments, or brag about how good a person they are. Often times you may hear about how charitable or how loving they are. They may claim to be the least racist, or the least sexist person out there. …… Continue reading Legacy and Character