Holiday Spirit

Thanksgiving weekend took a quick detour the other day and soon all my great plans were a bust.  In order to salvage what I could I hopped on a plane and headed north to spend my weekend where my time would be more valuable.  My original trip to the Keys was canceled due to some health issues of some…

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here and another year is almost over.  As we  prepare to spend time with family and friends eating and drinking too much and making new memories, we should remember what Thanksgiving is all about; giving thanks.  I always try to spend some time reflecting upon the prior year and remembering all the things…

Christmas is coming…

Christmas is coming! With Thanksgiving just one week away the time has come to be merry, jolly and start the rat race called the holiday season.  I really shouldn't be that surprised, the Christmas items have been in Costco for months and Target put Christmas lights out with the Halloween decorations.  It is just the front…

Lauren turned 21!!!!!!

My eldest daughter Lauren just turned 21 years old on November 9th.  It is hard to imagine where the time has gone, but I believe most parents feel the same way.  It seems like only yesterday our children were born then, what seems like a second later, they are adults.  I am proud of my daughter.  She…

The negative media…

I got a call today from an automatic dialer urging me to vote while bashing the opponent.  It really doesn't matter whose party it is left, right or in between.  The assault upon our senses is overwhelming.  The anger and dissension amongst people is palpable and frankly I have had enough.  I am tired of all…

Friends

Friends; what the world be without them?   The people we choose to 'hang out' with.  Friends are the backbone of our lives.  People who share similar experiences and values, we seem to go through our lives following a parallel path with them.  We make friends in school, at camp, at work or meet them…

Too Busy For Living

We live in such a 24/7  fast paced world.  Everyone and everything seems to move too quick and with a constant motion.  They say time flies when you are having fun, however it seems to me that life is moving so quickly that I wonder are we really enjoying it?  When I was a child,…