Father’s Day

We have lots of days to celebrate things.  Birthdays, holidays and one of them is Father's Day.  A day dedicated to the first man in our life who takes care of us and guides us; dad.  I have been blessed with a very special dad.  Now 86 years old, he has been the foundation in my…

Welcome 2012!

Christmas is over and the new year is here.  The holidays are just a memory and a new journey begins.  In theory, it is just another Sunday  however, in reality it is much more than that.  We like to start things fresh, like stepping on untouched snow or writing on a clean sheet of paper.  This year…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the official kick-off to the holidays and a day for family and friends.  Every year as we sit at the Thanksgiving table, we go around to ask everyone sitting at that table what exactly they are thankful for.  Although a hungry bunch does not want to hear an excessively long list, here is…

Independence Day

We live in a country that gives us wonderful things.  Freedom, a voice and choices.  Although we all come from different parts of the world, as a nation true Americans are proud of our history and traditions.  Today July 4th is our nations birthday and while we all go to the beach, attend bar b cues…

Christmas Blizzard 2010

Mother nature has obviously flexed her muscle and shown us all who is boss.  The blizzard and cold weather that has gripped the country is a reminder that even with the best laid plans, you plan and God laughs!  Some say the timing is terrible with the holidays here and people traveling, but is there…

Making A Memory this Christmas…

My daughter graduated from the University of Florida this past weekend and is now home.  Although she did not want to walk for graduation, she is not into all the pomp and circumstance, I asked her to do it for my benefit.  Like a rite of passage, I wanted her to complete the journey of college with the ceremony. …

Christmas Magic

The arctic blast that has enveloped most of the country has turned sunny south Florida into a frigid zone.  Waking up to a 39 degree temperature is not something you think will happen when you live down south, yet even Florida is fighting the cold and it is another year of freeze warnings and watching…

Divorce and the Holidays

Life is very interesting.  We all plan our futures and God laughs when he throws us a curveball.  Change is something that most of us want nothing to do with as it makes us uncomfortable, yet it happens each and everyday.  We never notice it because usually the change is slight and happens over time,…

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…