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
The sun is finally out after the record-setting rains have given way and the storms receded. My family is healthy and intact; my home is safe; only minor damages to the yard. I give thanks that we are whole and made it through this unscathed. Others were not so blessed. We have friends that needed … More Thankful for a dry house
I have waves of anger that come over me now and again. I have to fight the urge to dwell on these feelings and to let them pass. I’ve been down that road before – it’s what got me into this situation. I have to use new tools and techniques to conquer the feelings of … More Between faith and fear
There have been a few news reports throwing the “behind-the-curtain” organizations trying to pull the strings of our government into the limelight. Today’s article in The Post and Courier titled “American Legislative Exchange Council has a hand in S.C. politics” by Stephen Largen and Robert Behre low the curtain back on the American Legislative Exchange … More Lawmakers could find themselves outsourced
If you believe the Mayans and their calendar, then you are expecting the imminent end of the world some time at the end of this calendar year. Some say the Mayans weren’t really predicting the end of the world or time for that matter. It’s just that they ran out of time. Imagine your tasked with drawing out a … More The end of the world is near? So what?!