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Linchpin of Life

Here in “Our nations capital”….   Enjoying some much needed downtime… We did something for me that is not my brides favorite thing.  We rode on the “eye” of the Potomac River.   A half a dozen nice circles… High.  Low.  Round and round she goes.  Look left. Right.  Up. Down.  I noticed something. The little…

Life's Little Challenges

  Here in “Our Nations Capital” Just read an article warning a “Bruce Lee” of an El NiƱo weather pattern this year.  In the affected areas they are warning readers to get their buildings ready – roof repairs, caulking against leaks, etc.   Much depended on your altitude… Each level required considerations for peace of mind.…

Not All Steps Are Positive

True, many steps we take are in negative territory. Not necessarily wrong, or even in the wrong direction, but definitely moving in different directions than where we thought we were headed. I love this Monument Valley puzzle game. The stairs, elevators and various hindrances keep you guess which way to turn. Sometimes you figure it…

I've Come To Some Conclusions

Maybe this is a list of lessons learned… I found a really neat list of 40 Ways to Stay Creative. You may or may not agree with all of them, but it made me think about listing things I’ve learned from situations and people around me. This is not a complete list, but it makes…

Questions….

I have often considered myself inquisitive… But I never feel threatened when the answers do not match some prior knowledge or preconceived understanding… Often, the question flutters into the background until more facts arrive. Other times, the questions simply disappear and reappear at a more appropriate season.  I remember reading a quote that there was…

A Special Day

Today Is A Special Day… My wife is finally as old as I am for the next 80 days… And we had a beautiful time at dinner with the kids yesterday and we surprised her with some cool gifts! What a great afternoon and evening of joy… New Rod and Reel, Tackle Box goodies, Dinner…

Missed Personal Responsibility

Taking Ownership of something is a Personal Responsibility… You commit to something, and a number of things happen to interfere with your personal accountability… What to do… what to do… What do you do? You make it happen as soon as possible and promise to never let it happen again… So, There! Here’s Sunday post…

Countdown… Each and Every Day…

As a child, I remember countdowns… (Most of this blog is from several years ago but is applicable today.) Christmas School Starts Vacation Swimming Go-Cart riding Trail Biking Birthday Rocket Launches Dinner Sitter Ball games Grandparents Lake Murvaul Ace 6 Flags You know, “Are we there yet?” kind of events. Antsy… (Ants in your pants)…

Morning til' Night

Successfully Navigating The Expected and Unexpected From morning till night, our schedule is often a busy mishmash of tasks. Some are important, others are not, but each has a priority, start time, and an ending. Even the simplest of task can require maximum effort and seemingly has little payback in satisfaction of a job well…