Fear Conquering & Volunteering

What is it that makes us feel so passionate about life when we are helping others?

There must be something more to volunteering than the oft said “it makes us feel good to do good.”

I believe it goes deeper.

When the chicks fly the coop we lose the built-in community that comes with raising a brood. Gone are the sports team gatherings, the school plays and scout meetings.

Entire peer groups disappear overnight.  It can get kind of lonely… CONTINUE READING >>

What is it that makes us feel so passionate about life when we are helping others?

There must be something more to volunteering than the oft said “it makes us feel good to do good.”

I believe it goes deeper.

When the chicks fly the coop we lose the built-in community that comes with raising a brood. Gone are the sports team gatherings, the school plays and scout meetings.

Entire peer groups disappear overnight.  It can get kind of lonely… CONTINUE READING >>

4 Tips for Dealing with the Empty Nest

When your child is moving away from home you may feel a mix of conflicting emotions. Even though part of your role as a parent is to prepare them for adult life and to become independent, it can be hard to let them go… CONTINUE READING >>

When your child is moving away from home you may feel a mix of conflicting emotions. Even though part of your role as a parent is to prepare them for adult life and to become independent, it can be hard to let them go… CONTINUE READING >>

I Located My 70s Prom Photo, and it’s Every Bit as Tragic as I Thought it Would Be!


I got a notice for a high school reunion the other day.Forty-five years!As my darling wife of thirty-nine of those would say, “That’s almost forty!”
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I got a notice for a high school reunion the other day.Forty-five years!As my darling wife of thirty-nine of those would say, “That’s almost forty!”
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Build a Better Bike and the World will Beat a Path to Your Door

We often try to use our bikes instead of a car, but there are some definite drawbacks that arise. How many times have we said, “there must be a better way?” Well, it turns out there is!It’s called a PEBL by BetterBike…
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We often try to use our bikes instead of a car, but there are some definite drawbacks that arise. How many times have we said, “there must be a better way?” Well, it turns out there is!It’s called a PEBL by BetterBike…
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Fear Conquering & Writing A Will

My biggest concern was to have our affairs in order, in the event of my certain demise. It’s essential for me to be sure that the kids are not burdened when I go down in flames in a hang gliding / bungee jumping / snowboarding / street food eating episode… CONTINUE READING >>

My biggest concern was to have our affairs in order, in the event of my certain demise. It’s essential for me to be sure that the kids are not burdened when I go down in flames in a hang gliding / bungee jumping / snowboarding / street food eating episode… CONTINUE READING >>

Getting Back to Traveling

We’ve done it! Since we are now both fully vaccinated, we are ready to get back to something resembling our life before this contemptable mess of a pandemic began. That means we can finally hit the road again…
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We’ve done it! Since we are now both fully vaccinated, we are ready to get back to something resembling our life before this contemptable mess of a pandemic began. That means we can finally hit the road again…
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