O Christmas Tree, O Christmas TreeHow faithful are thy branches! Today I completed my dreaded annual ritual. I climb in the attic, over the television boxes we once thought was a clever idea to keep, under a wire that goes to something, and over a set of china and some Easter decorations. “Voila,” I say … Continue reading O Christmas Tree
grat·i·tude /ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun 1.the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness On this Thanksgiving Day, I’d like to ask you to play a game with me. Let’s call the name of the game “With Gratitude.” It’s only appropriate for us to give thanks on this special day for those … Continue reading With Gratitude…Thanksgiving Edition
It was an annual ritual. We did not notate it on a calendar. There were no alarms set to remind us. We just inherently knew when it was time. At the first slight tinge of cool air, Dad turned to his favorite son and said, “It’s time.” Dad was a man of few words. … Continue reading Winter is Coming!
Old man look at my life I’m a lot like you were. So goes the words to one of my favorite Neil Young songs when I was a young man. Ah, those good ole days when I was a young man. Words that will never describe me anymore. You see, this week my body odometer … Continue reading Old Man Look at my Life…
Something irritating goes Beeeeeeeeppppppp! It is the middle of the night. “Go away. I’m sleeping so good!” I say to myself, as my eyes slowly open just enough to see the clock shows ten minutes past midnight. My wife’s phone and my phone are screaming a warning signal duet. As my body reboots my brain, … Continue reading Tornado!
This may surprise you, but I am very superstitious. I always have been. Now before you cast a stone my way and proclaim my superstitions as nonsense, give me a chance to explain. For me, my superstitious nature began at an early age. You see, my mom was a self-proclaimed Wart Doctor. Yes, you read … Continue reading Very Superstitious-Halloween Edition
It seems everything in today’s world is becoming smarter. For example, I bet most of you have at least one smart television. I’m fortunate enough to be writing this on a smart phone. When I was working in the business world, we had smart goals. Major car manufacturers are scrambling to market the first successful … Continue reading Mr. Smarty Pants
The clear, cool, crisp mountain air blows slightly as the backdrop of the Ozarks and Beaver Lake set the perfect scene for the occasion. Love is in the air. Several hundred friends and family have gathered from near and far to wish the newly weds well wishes. All are dressed to the nines; seeing, and … Continue reading Those Two Words
This weekend, I had the great fortune to spend time with some of my old friends. By old friends, I mean we are all old. In fact, this was a final celebration before we turn, well let’s just say older. My friends and I planned a wonderful weekend together. We anxiously greeted each other and … Continue reading Never Forget This
Pigs are smart and social animals.