When I was a young man, trying to find my way through life, I sat down with my father to hear about his life and what brought him to where he was at that time. As I heard about his military service, his marriage to my mother, and the jobs he had through the years... Continue Reading →
This past weekend we were planning to visit Bloomington, Indiana to attend a comedy show with my favorite comedian, Marc Maron at the Comedy Attic. Being Labor Day weekend we really didn't have too many choices for camping because most of the campsites were filled up months before the performance date was released. I put... Continue Reading →
Pushing the limits!
We all push the limits in a variety of ways throughout our life. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we don't. It starts off so early in our life. It may be those early efforts at taking that first step that we celebrate and encourage as our child grows. So many failed efforts at that first step... Continue Reading →
We all know what to do with our computers when they start moving a bit slow, or hanging on the same calculation for too long...we just reboot! Restart that old computer and get it moving in the right direction. Everything seems to work a bit more smoothly and we can begin to focus on the... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →