I Won’t Apologize

This morning, Renard, my guy in Trinidad and Tobago shared a great story. . .

Should Bloggers Apologize for their Failure to Publish Blog Posts?

Currently, I am working on two amazing projects; one full time and one part-time.  For the first time in almost four years, I am, as the late Dr. Wayne Dyer would say, following my bliss.

It feels really good to again be contributing at a high level and being appreciated for my contributions. Frankly, I wasn’t sure that I still had what it takes to do what I’m doing.  I shouldn’t have doubted myself and my old body is becoming used to getting by on less than six hours of sleep a night.

The hours are being spent between planning, implementation and driving so my blogging will probably slow down a bit. but there is no need to for me to apologize.

This week, the part-time project will take a giant leap and there will be lots of excitement & activity. . . and more hours.

You are never too old to do what you love. The key is to remember that.

So Renard, I’m not missing, just getting my fun in a different way and thanks for a great lesson.


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Remember When?

It wasn’t that long ago that 100mb Zip Drives were considered “power storage.”

It was before I made the switch from IBM to Mac.

Every once in a while, I plug them in and look for some nugget from yesteryear.

Considering all the things I have lost or discarded over the years, it is a minor miracle that I still have these, but you never know when I might need old data.

Anyone else use these?… still have yours?

Zip drives and my external reader.

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The Hurricane That Was Not

I spent the day in Charleston, SC and was hoping that I was going to run into Jim Cantore, but alas, Cantore and Isaias were nowhere to be found.  It rained and got a little breezy, but  Jim was up the coast at Wrightsville Beach and Isaias stayed out to sea.

Nothing to worry about.

Better to plan and not need it than to need it and not have planned.

With all the warnings and preparations, it was important to say calm and I did so with my favorite composer, Dieterich Buxtehude.

A sample of my afternoon playlist:

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An Acquired Taste

Like a fine, peaty single-malt Scotch, not everyone enjoys a serving of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

I for one, enjoy both.

Here are what are regarded as the top ten scenes from their three movies, The Life of Brian, The Holy Grail and my favorite,  The Meaning of Life.

Now, you might be “turned off” by #9, but don’t give up.

I agree with #1

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Often A Painful Process

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure”

-Abraham Lincoln

Never be content with failure.

Keep trying and never, ever be afraid to fail a few times along the way to get to where you know you should be.

It is never fun admitting you were wrong, maybe lazy, or not up for the task, but we learn how to be humble winners when we learn how to accept defeat with grace. It is often a painful process, which is why it is so important not to chew on your pain and to move forward.


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On This Day . . .

That’s my wrist

On  July 30, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law, “In God We Trust” as the National motto finalizing what had been adopted by the U. S. Congress.

This replaced “E Pluribus Unum” (Out of many, one) which had been the motto since the Nation’s founding in 1776.

The guys in my Wednesday morning Bible study wear these as a daily reminder of Who is in charge.

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Happy Birthday, Adeline

Our first granddaughter, yesterday a baby, is today a toddler.

Happy 1st birthday, sweet Adeline

You have brought so much joy into our lives and taught us how to love at an entirely different level.

I’m a lucky guy.

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Life’s Viewfinder

Tanzania, 2007

Life is like a camera.  . .  Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times. . . develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out. . . Just take another shot.


I suppose there is an entire generation that doesn’t know what a negative is.  Google it.

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No Grudge

OK, I’m posting another blog with pictures of my granddaughter and her dog, but this is funny. . . and I’m the content editor.

Adeline, now 7 months old, with her “Bestie”, Selbey.

 Selby has not been more than a few feet away from Adeline since she came home from the hospital.

They are besties, but today, Selby took advantage of their friendship.

Actions have consequences.

But Adeline can’t stay mad long.

After lunch. All is forgotten

Have a great day, folks.

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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor”

A quote by Charles Dickens, but personified by Miss Adeline.

What can be more fun than your first taste of spaghetti and meatballs?

Banging on something that makes a new sound is fun and just a bit perplexing.

There is nothing like a baby to make you smile.

Have a great week everybody.

Adeline turns one year old this week.  How time flies.

Going to work on some Elton John for “Gan-Gan”


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