Day 7 – Finally home in Seattle.

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After a long layover in San Francisco, we are back in Seattle.  It is really amazing to witness the change of characters from New Orleans to San Francisco.  Leaving our hotel at a ridiculous time in the morning (around 4am), the front desk clerk was so friendly and we started talking and she had mentionedRead More

Day 6 – A trip down memory lane…

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I have lived in several places in my life St. Pete, New Orleans, Atlanta, Seattle, a brief stint in Oklahoma, Texas and San Francisco.  However, New Orleans will always be my “home”.  I will be a Saints fan until I die.   After being back here, I have realized the  friends that I have madeRead More

Day 5 – I did miss a day

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Apparently I did miss a day. Well I went to a wedding for my brother in law.  I had a great day actually. I know it wasn’t my wedding but it is hard not to think of my wedding when I attend any wedding. I love my wife more and more with each new experience. Read More

Day 4 – Visiting Home

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Hey All, So I am visiting “home”… New Orleans.  It is wonderful to see this city again, and I realize that I have left for a reason, but it is a wonderful place to experience.  The food is always amazing… I realized that I have grown up quite a bit over the past 15 years.Read More

Day 3 – People Watching

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Being observant has proven to be one of the most valuable skills I have ever had.  I watch various interactions with people and often learn more about them by simply listening and watching.  People rarely pay attention to others.  It is really interesting to see how quick people cling to you when you simply payRead More

Day 2 – Writing…

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I heard an interesting thing on tv last night.  Which honestly, the way American television is, that is pretty impressive and rare.  Before I go on that rant, let me tell you what it was.  “You could write a book easy, just write a page a day and by the end of the year youRead More

Writing challenge for myself.

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Hey all, So I have challenged myself to write for 30 days.  It doesn’t mean I’m going to write something amazing everyday, but it will get me in the habit of writing on a regular basis and help me just write.  There is a book called “The Artist’s Way” and it talks about morning pagesRead More

Life in the US now.

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I have seen a lot of blogs about the debt, the world, change, etc…  Although I agree with most of them, I think we have lost sight of contentment and happiness.  We have created such greed and selfishness that we do enough to keep people from annoying us.  We don’t do things to help.  WeRead More

I forgot about this blog. :-)

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Hey, just found my old blog and thought I’d see if anyone is following this still.. It’s been almost 6 months. 🙂

A new day…

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I have realized we all have our own dysfunction. We have issues with money, possessions, work, family, friends, control, etc… And almost all of that stems from one thing. Fear. We have all heard it before. Fear of loss, fear of abandonment, fear of being alone, fear of insecurity, fear of failure/success, fear of notRead More