Where’s Mr. Heat Miser!

And just like that the Christmas holiday is over, the decorations have been put away, January is almost over and February is knocking on the door. January is a strange month for me. I grew up loving the winter months, mainly because it meant the chance of snow and getting a snow day. (I hear... Continue Reading →

Leaving on a jet plane

When I was a kid, we lived on the outskirts of a small town. It was the kind of town that you better not blink when you were driving through, or you would miss it. I would describe it as a "one-traffic light town," but it’s still waiting for that first traffic light. To get... Continue Reading →

Learning my lesson

I guess maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks.  Shortly after my wife and I were married, we visited Hawaii. We visited several of the beaches; Diamond Head, the volcanic cone on Oahu; and the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. (I can't recommend enough stopping by the national memorial, especially the USS Arizona, it's a... Continue Reading →

My Seven Wonders of the World

I had it all planned. My wife and I were going to travel to Lima, Peru and then onto Junin in the central highlands, catch up with our daughter, a Peace Corps volunteer, and we would travel to see Machu Picchu — the 15th-century Incan citadel located in in Southern Peru in the Andes Mountains... Continue Reading →

Ten things I love about fall

The temperature had dropped overnight, leaving a frozen coating on the grass and our car window. I turned up the heat to try to warm things up and my wife and I were soon on our way. When people talk about Autumn, I think fondly about Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the lead up to Christmas and... Continue Reading →

Autumn gives a lesson on aging

When I've had a few minutes this past year, I've often gotten up from my desk, stretched, and looked out my office window at several tall trees in my back yard. The trees have taught me a valuable lesson on living my life and the aging process. The leaves on the trees came on strong... Continue Reading →

Mother Nature tells fall to wait its turn

Mother Nature is a fickle sort. Fall foliage has started to pop across the Northeast. Peak fall foliage where I live is expected to take place over the next ten days. However, Mother Nature is having none of that. In some places you can see the bright multi-colored fingerprints of fall, in others, like a... Continue Reading →

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