Tragic growing pains

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


Site renewed

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

Perception is in the eye of the beholder

The following definition is per 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

Inside Jobs

I was fortunate enough to help a friend out yesterday (also fortunate enough to have a friend!) – he has a calibration business and had a lot of work to accomplish on a boat that recently pulled into port. He deals mainly with pressure gauges and flow meters, I’ve dealt mostly with electronics, but he … More Inside Jobs

Remembering travels

I’m one of the few people I know that have actually been outside of the US borders and can speak intelligently about foreign issues. Though, they were many years ago, I visited many different nations because of my time in the service. That was one of the great joys about serving then – seeing places … More Remembering travels