Why do I do this to myself…

Well, it's going to be the coldest few days for the Midwest in almost two or three decades and I just can't stop thinking about spring. Not just spring for the sake of the warmer weather and blooming flowers, but instead for the adventures that will begin another year of memories. We started out last... Continue Reading →

Become like a child…

As we age, our interests change throughout our life. As a child, we may be focused on activities and games that sometimes we just grow out of. I'm pretty sure there aren't too many adults getting together for a night of playing Chutes and Ladders. But there are other activities that follow us into adulthood.... Continue Reading →

Bonnaroo 2019

The Bonnaroo lineup just dropped and Reddit is filled with conversations about it; "┬áThis is one of the better line ups in the previous 4 years," "This lineup is kind of bonkers," and the extended conversation, "Putting Phish into Perspective for non-phans." For a few more weeks people will be stressing about who is or... Continue Reading →

No resolutions

The New Year is a time of resolutions for some. The gyms are going to be busier in the next month than at any other time during the year. Diet plans will get a surge of new members. Bars and restaurants will see a slight decline in their revenue for a few weeks. Travel websites... Continue Reading →

Reflection…

Now that the holidays are mostly behind us, I find myself reflecting on the past. One of the things I tend to reflect on was my 28 years in education working with students from elementary through high school. So quite a few students have come and gone through my life. Many of them stand out... Continue Reading →

Wrapped up in the season

The holidays are supposed to be filled with joy, but it is up to you to keep them that way. So often the joy is lost as you are trying to find a parking spot in the mall parking lot. Then there are the lines, the frustration of what presents to get people, and even... Continue Reading →

Thankful…

My father will be 93 years old at the end of November. He is still living on his own and taking care of himself. There have been a few bumps in the road over the past few years, which included a surgery and rehabilitation period. He put forth a great deal of effort and was... Continue Reading →

Get the help you need…

It was a cool, crisp fall morning when I entered the school 10 years ago. The morning progressed rapidly from class to class and soon I was sitting in the teachers' lounge getting ready to enjoy a quick lunch. The conversation was lighthearted as everyone was enjoying the break. All that was about to change... Continue Reading →

No Regrets

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 →

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