The year 2022 started out with the promise of the end of the COVID-19 global pandemic but quickly showed us the doorstep of World War III with the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th. As it comes to a close, I look back at all the events that took place this year. Some predictable, others not, like my diagnosis with stage-IV prostate cancer in July, and the shocking, though not too surprising tragic death of my son, Mitchell, in the Kansas City area only 2 weeks after my diagnosis.Continue reading
Being that this is my personal blog, I’m not restricted by Facebook, Twitter, governmental regulations, or anything! This is my right to “free speech” as written in the Constitution of the United States of America!Continue reading
In my Daily Updates from The New York Times, one of the topics was a reflection on this already historic year as we are midway through it.Continue reading
Back in my college days, I read Og Mandino’s book University of Success, which served as such an inspiration that I would refer to it from time to time throughout my professional career. The book is a series of “lessons”, but the one that most inspired me was Lesson 5.
We have found the enemy and they are us.”
– Walt Kelly, creator of comic strip Pogo
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.”
– Cherokee Proverb
Following the celebrated end to 2016, as evidenced by my previous post, I sank into a rut. A really deep one. I believe it was a combination of factors, but having a few days off for the Holidays after weeks of daily toil threw me off of my game. Especially when told that the end of the year is the “slow season” and to expect 12 hour days, 7 days a week from then on out! The Holiday season has been a tough time of the year for me anyway, as it has been for decades.Continue reading
With the recent climactic World Series victory for the Cubs and the current record-setting season for the Cowboys which seems to point to another set of Super Bowl rings in Dallas, it appears that the sports gods are smiling down on my teams.Continue reading
So often in the past, these posts have been regarding the loss of someone.
This one’s about those that are still around.
2014 – a year of hope, promise and loss.
The Suzanne Gresham Center has an extraordinary array of Christmas lights on display this year featuring over 80,000 bulbs. I know because an article in the paper last week said that they had all been stolen (by the Grinch), but have already been replaced for the opening day of the drive through exhibit on December 5th.Continue reading