Dealing with a soon-to-be 18 year old is difficult. They desperately want their independence, they desperately want to be adults, they desperately want to do whatever they wish. It’s too bad they never get there. They have bouts of independence and have a feeling of doing whatever they feel, but in the end, they’re dealing … More Tragic growing pains
I recently had a career-advancing event which impacted the whole family in a positive manner. I was eager to share the event with my wife and two boys with dinner at our favorite restaurant. Dinner was going to be a triple event, as we would quasi-celebrate my youngest son’s 15th birthday and my wive’s birthday … More Dad questions his usefulness
So, this was the last email I saw to wrap up the year 2018: “Praying that everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!! We want to start things off with a bang and I am requesting everyone’s birthdays. Just the month and the day please. This way we can combine several birthdays together and … More Birthdays-religion-miscommunication
I don’t remember the exact date, but it was around this week October 2017 that I was so sick – I finally stopped smoking cigarettes. I had been on/off for over a decade and hated every time I lit one up. At that point, I was rolling my own – so the lies I was … More Smoking Cessation
It’s time for me to step into this conversation and throw out some ideas and topics for consideration. This is a lengthy one: I am a veteran. I served in the US Navy straight out of high school and was Honorably Discharged after 10 years. I served in mostly peace time; but I never doubted … More Kneeling is not disrespectful.
Well, I’ve just submitted my payment to keep the name and site active – I might as well use it! There’s not much going on personally – kids are growing, career is fine, could stand to lose a few pounds, the usual stuff. Barely can watch the news – it’s mind-numbing how stupid people are … More Site renewed
The following definition is per dictionary.com: perception noun the act or faculty of perceiving, or apprehending by means of thesenses or of the mind; cognition; understanding. immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral,psychological, or aesthetic qualities; insight; intuition; discernment: an artist of rare perception. the result or product of perceiving, as distinguished from the act of perceiving; percept. Why is the definition of perception important? Because perception is what a single mind will receive, process, and then turn into thought or opinion. It’s proven over and over that two people can view the exact same drawing and ‘perceive’ different images. (Old … More Perception is in the eye of the beholder