Death and taxes!

I blame in on the fires and little emergencies that pop up out of nowhere in our life. Here's what I mean. I try to pay attention to the things that matter most at the end of the day, like family, friends, relationships. These are all solid things, but then I get pulled away in... Continue Reading →

A lesson on leadership

The U.S. celebrates Presidents' Day on Monday. The federal holiday was originally created to recognize President George Washington, but is used now to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. For most people, it’s a three-day holiday. The holiday serves as a great chance to remember some of our bravest, courageous leaders. I couldn't choose a few... Continue Reading →

My brother’s keeper

I looked to the left of the gas station and saw the man. I thought he was part of the lawn mowing crew that was cleaning the property. He looked like he might have passed out in the sun. I knocked on the car window to let my wife know, I was thinking that we... Continue Reading →

Finding the truth

The truth can be deceiving. If you’d ask the guy down the street, he might have a few thoughts about me. He might say that: I’m a curmudgeon and cheapskate for not buying more Girl Scout cookies from his daughter when they came to our house. I’m a lousy driver and drive too fast up... Continue Reading →

Buckling up

A few weeks ago, I pulled the car over and turned off the engine. I had been making a couple of errands and was driving home when I rounded a corner and narrowly missed hitting a large deer that had darted across the road. I let out a sigh and tried to catch my breath.... Continue Reading →

Put me out of my misery!

I'm ready for the turning of the page, the turning of the calendar. It’s been a long month. Oh, work has been fine enough. Life outside of work has been awesome — my wife and I have been having fun as empty nesters. My favorite baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies are in Major League Baseball’s... Continue Reading →

Some good news

There’s so much bad news right now. Russia threatens to use its nuclear arsenal to hold on to its slipping territorial gains in Ukraine. A landslide in Venezuela has killed at least 25 people with another 50 missing. Economists continue to worry about inflation and if you listen closely, they even talk in hushed tones... Continue Reading →

An Update: Finding a dead body

An update: The local coroner announced this week that investigators had used tattoo and dental records to identify a 62-year-old man whose body was found near a river in August and was referenced in my September 2, 2022 blog. The man’s family told the police he had not been seen since Feb. 28 and that... Continue Reading →

My first plane trip — looking for a ticket north

It's late February 1989.  Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini places a $3 million bounty on the head of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie. President George H. Bush attends the funeral of Japanese Emperor Hirohito, before meeting with China's Deng Xiaoping and South Korea's Roh Tae-woo. The Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after... Continue Reading →

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