2019 Word of the Year: Present

2019 is here and I’m going to have a new word to focus on this year. I’m not abandoning my word for 2018, which was patience, because even with a whole year of practice patience is still a weak spot for me but I am going to adopt a new one. This year the word … Continue reading 2019 Word of the Year: Present

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Are You Sober?

I know what you are thinking. Tony, that is none of your business! I totally agree and that’s why this post will not be about drug or alcohol use. What it is about are states of mind. Those times when you haven’t taken anything to alter your state of mind, yet you may not be … Continue reading Are You Sober?

Lessons Learned: Power Outage

I am currently sitting in a naturally lit kitchen as I wait out a power outage that has been going on for a couple days now. The good news is repair crews are in our area so with any luck I will soon have heat and WIFI so I can make this post. It is … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Power Outage

Activity VS. Productivity

Q: How have you been? A: Good, busy. Why is that interaction so common? Is everyone really that busy? We keep creating tools to make our lives easier, yet we never seem to have any more time. We have computers, cell phones, gas barbecues, google maps, rice cookers, mixers, Amazon, audio books, online banking, dishwashers…. … Continue reading Activity VS. Productivity

Lifeonare

I recently read the book Lifeonare by Steve Cook and Shawn McCloskey and thought the premise was worth talking about. The book itself is an OK read, my biggest criticism is parts of it read like brochure for their seminars, but it does have a good overall theme it is trying to get across. The … Continue reading Lifeonare

Butterflies

Welcome to my first ever post about insects! Not really. It’s about that funny feeling in your stomach when you are nervous or excited. My daughter has had some big events happening in her little life like jumping off the diving board and starting kindergarten. She is quite the thinker and really internalizes everything which … Continue reading Butterflies