Wasted Efforts on a Bridge

On most nights that I take my daughter to her ballet class, I typically pass by several protesters standing on the interstate bridge with a variety of signs, as well as several American flags flying proudly. Many of them hold up signs saying things such as, “Impeach Obama.” And of course, cars are encouraged to…

Enlarging our Territories During Holy Week

Others have often given the advice to stay away a couple of “touchy topics,” which are nearly guaranteed to draw controversy, and serve as a turnoff to those around us – politics, and religion. Since my faith plays a role in who I am, and how I think, it is harder for me to stay…

Hands

I’ve given to Toys for Tots, as you have, for several years.  Sometimes at a party, while at other times gifts were placed in a collection bin. My wife and I often selected gifts in the past that mirrored the ages of our own kids, but as our son and daughter have gotten older we…

The Distasteful Lunch Idea

Recently Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA 1st. District), spoke to the Jackson County Republican Party, about the Federal School Lunch Program. In his remarks, Kingston proposed having student recipients of the school lunch program sweep the cafeteria floors, in exchange for receiving a free or reduced lunch. Presumably, his reasoning has to do with a 16…

When Schedules Collide

This past fall was extremely busy between baseball, ballet, work projects, and life itself! For the very first time, my family purchased a pumpkin and never got around to carving it! We brought it inside, and put it on the dining room table where it sat for a while. Thankfully, we were able to put…

Scars

It wasn’t until I grew older, and perhaps a little wiser, that I began to appreciate the beauty and importance of scars. Like many, I used to think that scars were to be hidden, and seldom talked about. What I have come to learn though the years, is that behind every scar there is at…

Like an Elephant in the Catskills

There have been times in my life when I felt just like an elephant in the Catskill Mountains. As you can imagine, it is very rare to find an elephant in the Catskill Mountains, unless you were to venture into the Catskill Game Farm. Unfortunately, I learned that the Catskill Game Farm closed in 2006,…

More Phone Book, Less Facebook

Yesterday, I did something that would be nearly unthinkable for someone who is involved in the profession of marketing – I removed all of my Facebook friends, with the exception of five people. Those five people are my wife, daughter, my wife’s parents, wife’s brother, and sister-in-law – -only so I may tag them in…

Digging Deeper

There was a time when I worked for a company that provided heavy construction equipment to a nation that, while it wanted to build, was not able to do so at a pace we were accustomed to. America is still building and moving at a slow pace. As is the case in all economic downturns,…

Dessert First!

Today we learned that my daughter was awarded Honorable Mention in a Countywide Photography Exhibition! Needless to say, we are super proud of her! News like this calls for going out to dinner! So, where else could everyone get exactly what they want to eat? Golden Corral! My son and I get to eat all…

The Long or the Short of It

We have all been so busy lately – either “working on work,” or working to keep the pipeline full! I am right there with you! As a result of my busy life, I have not had time to upload a blog post since December 26. It has not been due to lack of ideas –…

Prepare for the Journey

Cold winds have arrived across Georgia, reminding me that we that Winter is here – and that another season will come. We’re nearing the end of 2012 – looking forward to a new year, filled with new opportunities. Many will say goodbye to 2012 with a sense of “good riddance!” Maybe it was challenging year…