Visiting the 9-11 Memorial

Apr 06

Visiting the 9-11 Memorial

Two weekends ago I was fortunate enough to visit the 9-11 memorial at the site of the World Trade Center.  It is hard to believe that is has been more than ten years since that horrible day in our country’s history.  I was joined on the tour by two of my children, my oldest daughter, Lindsay and my youngest child, Jack.  Jack was only 2 1/2 on 9-11-01 so I...

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Jobs in America – What can I do to make a difference?

Nov 16

Jobs in America – What can I do to make a difference?

I retired from my corporate job in 2007. At the time I was exhausted from the years of travel and pressure of working in a public company environment. I was hopeful that the “right thing” would just come along or one of the many ideas I have from time to time would be the next great thing to excite me. Four years have passed and I have dabbled in a number...

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Veteran’s – They serve for our freedom

Nov 12

Veteran’s Day we set aside to remember all those who serve or have served our country. Without the courage and sacrifice of our Vets we would not continue to enjoy the freedoms that we have in this country. Really, we should be showing our gratitude and giving thanks to our Vets every day of the year not just on Veteran’s Day. Often the true sacrifice...

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We the People – On Being a Good Citizen

Nov 04

Last night in our final class of Channeling Aristotle we discussed the role of a person as citizen. Aristotle felt this role trumped all others. Our professor asked us “What is the first freedom”? Our class gave no strong response. His answer – The freedom to govern yourself. We the People. We govern ourselves. We choose. We get what WE choose. ...

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Baxter Black reminds us

Sep 02

I was going through some old blog entries as I am moving them over to this new domain.  I love Baxter Black, the Cowboy Poet.  He used to be on NPR on occasion.  This is a youtube video he made about the sacrifices others have made so that we can enjoy a our lives.  We are so lucky to be Americans, yet we often take for granted all the sacrifice that has given us...

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