Photo by Jonathan Knepper on Unsplash Today is a federal holiday. It is MLK day and everything federal is closed. A lot of businesses, well at least the home offices of these businesses, are closed. It’s a three-day weekend in the middle of January. Even so, I am going to work at 12 noon today and get off at 9 PM. At home, it is 26 degrees and a light blanket of snow … [Read more...] about Should Life Be A Holiday?
Photo by Adrian Hartanto on Unsplash I am using a lot of cliches recently. What I am trying to understand as we go into 2024, is whether I am moving in tune with the times? It is easy for me to see that this year is going to be different than last year. But it is not as easy for me to see how I will fit in. My focus, as the year dawns, is how can I retire again? I … [Read more...] about Time Marches On, But Am I Marching with It?
So, this is what I am thinking about and am grateful for as 2024 begins. ‘ I will do my best to remember these as I go through the year. I am very optimistic about 2024 and see so many possibilities. And everything on the above list will help make 2024 the best year yet. I'd love to hear what your plans are for 2024. Leave a comment or send me an email. … [Read more...] about 10 Things I am Thankful For as 2024 Dawns
Today is December 31st, and the year has basically ended. I for one should have seen it coming. Even before January 1, 2023 came, I was flying across the Atlantic Ocean on my way to Tanzania. On the way, we had a chance to explore Frankfurt, Germany. It was New Year’s Eve, and the city was in holiday mode. Everywhere we went, there were Christmas themed people and holiday … [Read more...] about Is it Cliché to Ask Where the Year Went?
Our live blue spruce tree I ran across this today. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” I know it’s Christmas and my thoughts ought to be on that. But I am really looking for some way to feel happy again. And while I have done many of the … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas, Well At Least That’s My Plan