Thing that make you go “hmmm”

Serendipity, Fortuitous, or According to Plan? I am supposed to be working feverishly to update my curriculum vitae in an effort to fulfill a request from the United Kingdom that might, at its conclusion, result in my having the opportunity to revisit Libya and assist with their technological needs – a job I’ve done before under the previous Ghadafi-led government, but the results of which have been partially bombed off the map by the war last year.  The mere fact that this has happened has caused me to pause and reflect.  I, just moments ago, got off the phone with a lady in northern Ireland whom it seems, by mere happenstance, is possessed of the connections necessary to make this happen. Is it amazing? Yes. It is guaranteed? Not at all.  It is merely a conversation at this point; two people of like ideals and common goals trying to find … Read the rest…

How to Raise a Good Dog

As I was preparing this morning to drive to my wife’s clinic to give her a hand with an animal, I looked down at my faithful friend, Bonnie, and saw that “don’t leave me” look in her eyes. She always knows the difference between me going outside to do something and me preparing to leave for an extended period of time. There’s something significant enough in my posture or preparations that she keys in on. Later, as we’re riding down the road together she gave me the “Is it OK if I sit in the front seat?” look that she does when no one else is riding with us. I nodded OK and she happily curled up in the front passenger seat, put her head on her paws in front of the warm vents, and closed her eyes contentedly. That got me thinking about writing this blog post. I get … Read the rest…

6 Months, Life Changes

I’m going to start referring to time in BY and AY terms before long. Before Youtube/After YouTube. Who ever could imagine something like a YouTube video would change someone’s life like it has our lives around here. It certainly happens every day all across the world. One individual or another posts something on YouTube that changes their lives forever. I just never thought I’d meet anyone affected in such a way; much less become one of “those” people. lol Well, today it’s official. I’ve been drafted! The editors and staff over at ParentingTodaysKids.com reached out to me awhile back and asked me to consider being a regular columnist. I thought about it for a long time, talked to my wife about it, my friends about it, and I’ve decided to take them up on their offer. I have a lot of people that choose to read what I write, for … Read the rest…