There's a good chance this will be my last blog post, or at least my last one for quite a while. I'm a bit overwhelmed with work this semester, and with blogging taking up about two to three hours of my day, I need to cut back. So a big thank you to all of … Continue reading This May Be the End of My Streak
It's hard to imagine that Stuart Scott, an iconic ESPN anchor died over seven years ago. Here is the tribute I wrote in his honor at that time, as well as recounting other times I've been moved to tears. from January 4, 2015 I just watched a beautiful tribute to Stuart Scott, a longtime ESPN … Continue reading Hard to Believe This Was Seven Years Ago
I think most of us would agree that doing a good deed is doubly good. Good for us, and good for the person we are doing it for. But is there a way to make a good deed even more effective? Apparently, there is. And Dan Pink has a short video about it. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/c026r83113 Research … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of Your Good Deeds
While last night's Academy Awards were overshadowed by some shameful behavior, there were some wonderful moments. I was happy to see CODA win two Oscars, one for Best Movie and one for Best Supporting Actor, Troy Kotsur. Kotsur, who is deaf, was greeted with silent applause, as shown in the video below: https://youtu.be/O2FvECYsmsk?t=45 a great … Continue reading Music Monday: And the Winner Is…
My wife and I were out walking our dog today and we passed by this house in our neighborhood. My first thought was "why?" Why would you park so close to your house? The car looks like it is actually touching the brick wall that is right in front of it. Did you do this … Continue reading I’ve Got a Lot of Questions
Here is a copy of my third post from January 3, 2015, followed by a brief update: I’ve enjoyed the 31 day Write and Run Challenge so far, particularly the writing aspect (although it’s only day 3!). I’ve often thought about starting a daily blog. I’ve always enjoyed reading Seth Godin’s blog, impressed with the … Continue reading So Much for Sticking to My Goals
It's always fun to read men's fashion articles from the Wall Street Journal, since I always find them so over the top. Well, today I saw two headlines, with brief descriptions, that caught my attention: 4 Menswear Trends That Could Be Bigger than Tie-Dye It’s time to move on from ubiquitous, hippie-ish swirls. Experts predict … Continue reading Wait, What?
The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about how a small group of retirement-age Americans are rejecting traditional ideas about retirement in favor of growing old in major urban metropolises. While many people think of big cities as having crowded, dirty streets and crammed subway cars, many retirees are finding that these big cities … Continue reading Retiring to the Big City?
Below is the second post I wrote, more than seven years ago. Back then I was questioning what my passion in life was, what my purpose was. Well, now I'm 64 years old, and I don't think I'm any closer to discovering my purpose and passion than I was back in 2015. I am still … Continue reading Finding My Passion, Updated
Looking for that unique gift for someone special? Cameo may be the answer. Cameo is the leading marketplace connecting fans directly with tens of thousands of pop culture personalities in the form of customized video messages, live video calls, and direct messages. Founded in March 2017 by Steven Galanis, Devon Townsend, and Martin Blencowe, Cameo’s … Continue reading Is This the Ultimate Gift for Those Who Have Everything?