Friends…

Friends come and go throughout our life. New surroundings bring the opportunity for new friends. We all experience this early in our lives as we move from elementary school to high school and on to college. The friends we have around us seems to grow and change throughout the years. There are those friends that... Continue Reading →

Convictions…

Our journeys in life are defined by our belief systems. Like it or not, we most often make decisions in life based upon deeply held beliefs. Those beliefs are formed by our interactions with others. It may begin with your parents, as you start to identify their beliefs through their words and actions. In many... Continue Reading →

How did we get here?

A lot goes into planning a trip. You make quite a few decisions about where to go on your trip. Sometimes those plans are based upon what you heard or read about the location or perhaps it is just a desire you have to get to that certain location. Then you review the maps and... Continue Reading →

Our Legacy

The men and women that toiled countless hours manufacturing the Model J Duesenbergs probably never consider the legacy of building what was advertised as "The World's Finest Motor Car." Today, over 75 percent of the original Model J Duesenbergs ever built are still roadworthy. And that says quite a bit for the development, design, and... Continue Reading →

Green…and other untruths

I sat on the porch last night just looking out toward the woods. Green for as far as I could see. But then I started to really look at the details, the various shades of green from each of the different trees in front of me. The variations in color became more and more evident... Continue Reading →

Every last drop…

The daily routines of life can be quite comforting in many ways. Even the the trip to work, the monotony of the daily grind at work, and our evening routines can all provide a level of comfort that lulls us into complacency. Routines are comfortable and help us maintain a safe, cozy feeling within our... Continue Reading →

Don’t lose the vibe…

Bonnaroo 2018 was an amazing adventure, and keeping that positive vibe going is difficult. What a change a few days and a few hundred miles from Bonnaroo can make! Suzy went to the store after returning from vacation and the first person she encountered was a cashier that had clearly lost his sense of support... Continue Reading →

Have Yourself a Red Jello Day

Adversity elicits a number of emotional responses from individuals. There is a complete spectrum of individual responses to adversity from seeking to overcome those issues to being engulfed by the issues facing us. How we approach our daily life can help determine our responses to adversity, since we most often react out of habit. Let's... Continue Reading →

Free camping!

We were scheduled to return from vacation on Saturday with a six hour drive scheduled from our last campground. In a desperate effort to not return to reality too soon, we decided to spend an extra night. The campground we were in was booked solid for Saturday night so we planned ahead and made some... Continue Reading →

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