Surviving Quarantine With Your Kids!

In the midst of the country's pandemic, parents everywhere are affected by the closings of our schools.  For many who are accustomed to sending their little beauties off to be taught by teachers for an 8 hour day, now find themselves Principal, kitchen staff, teacher and coach.  Be not dismayed parents, help is on the … Continue reading Surviving Quarantine With Your Kids!

My Failure with the Keto-Zone Diet!

I made a public affirmation June 18, 2018 that I would lose 40 lbs by my 48th birthday which was some 128 days away.  I was driven to make the commitment publicly so that I would have a level of accountability.  So I did what many people before me have done and I posted on … Continue reading My Failure with the Keto-Zone Diet!

Revolutions of Modern Technology

Several months ago I purchased a Rubik Cube for my twelve-year-old. I could recall how time-consuming it was for me as a child to figure out how to solve one side than months later two sides before ultimately only getting as high as three sides without a solution. We would practice on the bus, at … Continue reading Revolutions of Modern Technology

Why Deferred Dreams Are Worse Than Failures

Back in the days when I used to work for a third-party benefits administrator I provided information to clients regarding their pensions.  One of the options of retirement allows a person at full retirement age (62-67 depending on the plan)  to continue working even though they may be fully vested and able to receive their … Continue reading Why Deferred Dreams Are Worse Than Failures

Create Greater Success by Commanding your Morning!

Did you know that your mind is racing faster when you initially awake than at any other time period of the day? It is during these first 20-30 minutes in which researchers have discovered that innovative ideas, strategies and problem solving answers are brought to the forefront of the human mind.  So how you use … Continue reading Create Greater Success by Commanding your Morning!

10 Steps to your “What If You Can?”

Ten years ago I had a fresh idea that I knew was downloaded directly from God.  I began executing on what I believed were the next vital steps into creating my "dream" into the ultimate opportunity.  I had just relocated back to my home town with four kids, no job and literally no money.  Although … Continue reading 10 Steps to your “What If You Can?”

Do this the next time you hike!

These are the beginning steps of the final destination to reach the pinnacle of Crowder's Mountain at the Crowders Mountain State Park.  We began the journey at the Linwood Road Access point and chose to take the 0.91 mile hike one way to the 1,705 foot view of the 25 miles of piedmont horizon.  I … Continue reading Do this the next time you hike!

Mess or Master Piece?

When your twelve-year-old asks to bake cookies and you already have your hands full with packing up leftovers and washing dishes after your dinner guests have left, you may opt to respond as I did by simply stating "You are old enough to read the directions and follow instructions.  The butter is already soft and … Continue reading Mess or Master Piece?

Warning signs of Internet Love Scams!

Many people may suggest that the current age of social media is a prime opportunity to pursue a new relationship or meet someone who they would otherwise never run into in person.  I agree that it opens doors to expand ones' horizons on the dating scene but it can also be very misleading, deceptive and … Continue reading Warning signs of Internet Love Scams!

Throwback to Yester Year!

Depending on your age and the area of the country in which you were raised, your memories of "throw backs" from child could vary vastly from the illustration assigned to this post.  Tonight I took my 12-year-old and his friends roller skating for this birthday.  It's difficult to find roller rinks in 2018 and if … Continue reading Throwback to Yester Year!