Yes, that is a giant lobster over my shoulder!

However, even with that encouraging crustacean imploring me to 'Come on along', I have come to realize that I am not a very good "rester". As I began writing this I was heading off on a marvellous holiday. My wife is going to be at a conference for a few days and then we are going to enjoy England for a few days more followed by a week in Barcelona, Spain.


Fireworks with skyline
As a child I always found the start of September to be a mixed feelings time of year. My birthday was close, but school was starting. I'd see friends again, but school was starting. Love the weather and the colors, but of course school was starting. As an adult, I completely enjoy the month of September, primarily because I have chosen to not start any schooling for any of the last 20 or so Septembers. (more…)

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Photo Credit: Tjflex2 via Compfight cc

I was walking behind two guys about my age, going through the mall food court, when I overheard one of them say, "Gotta get me some of that!" When I followed their leers I could see a nice looking, 20 something, pony tailed, blonde girl. My immediate reaction was an almost overwhelming desire to slap him on the back of the head. (more…)

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Photo Credit: davidyuweb via Compfight cc

Be content!

If that was the only idea we all worked on this year, we'd be well ahead by the end of it. The one soul crushing lie we've internalized more than any other is that more is better. More money, sex, power, possessions, prestige . . . more, more, more. (more…)

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Photo Credit: kevin dooley via Compfight cc

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Eliot

The idea of being awesome, or remarkable, is appealing to most people. The fear of the failure and ridicule on the path to awesome is daunting. And yet, everyone can be awesome every day. Not the made up, sports, entertainment , political "star" awesome, but genuine, make a difference awesome. (more…)

Scanned Photos


I've been digitizing the back catalog of family photos of late. I'm within about 250 - 500 photos of completing the task for my immediate family. That's my wife and our three kids. I still have a significant drawer full of pictures from my childhood and even some of my parents as children and young adults to get to next. It's a daunting task, but one that has been more meaningful than I'd expected.

It reminds me:

  1. of events that I'd completely lost from easy access memory.
  2.  just how quickly time passes.
  3. to be grateful for my life and the people in it! (more…)

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