Back At It

February 24, 2015 — Leave a comment

Keep Going(photo by Tom Dwyer Photography)

Blogging on a consistent basis is tough.  You can tell, as it’s been almost a year since my last post.

Spending time on a new hobby is tougher.  Such as with my want to learn iPhoneography…until today the last photo I shared was last July.

Continually progressing with my running is the toughest.  RunKeeper tells me I last ran in April 2014.

I guess – as the saying goes – if it were easy then everyone would be doing it…all the time.

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Just Cruising45 years old and I have never been on a cruise.

Until this past week. And I have no idea why I have not gone on one before this.

Now I am able to say this was my best vacation……ever!

Jill and I decided to make our big trip a cruise this year – something she has done a couple of times. So I leaned on her heavily as we went through the process.  Who knew there were so many details to attend to when you go cruising especially if it involves international ports.  Thankfully I have Jill and because of her our entire trip was flawless.

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We The PeopleYou know I don’t pass things along…especially anything on politics…but this just makes sense to me.

I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you are on or where you stand on any particular issue – it does not matter with this. The only thing that matters is that we as citizens fight to take the improper influence that big money has on our political system and obliterate it. Campaign finance reform as we know it has failed us and if anything it is rampantly worse. Right now our political beliefs do not matter because the “elected” officials are not responsible to the American people and their interests. They are forever indebted to the person/corporation/super PAC that gives them the most money to get elected.

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Sore JointsPlaying golf the other day I hit a particularly nice tee shot on the 17th hole – a 165 yard par 3 – that landed softly on the green.  Now that in and of itself is a rare accomplishment and possible worthy of its own post but not the subject of this one. Continue Reading…

No Power!

March 7, 2014 — Leave a comment

No PowerYet another winter is coming to a close here in North Carolina and while it does not compare to the winters when I was younger back in Syracuse – the last two months have been challenging for the Tar Heel state. For the most part that means no school for kids at the slightest threat of inclement weather and depending on where you live it can mean a loss of power.

Today we had a fairly debilitating ice storm.  Around where I live it did not actually cause issues with our roads but it coated every limb and every remaining leaf still on the trees.  Which as you can imagine can lead to only one thing…power outages. Continue Reading…