This was a defining moment in our lives in which history was irrevocably altered. It was one of those moments that is so life changing that you forever will remember where you were and exactly what you were doing when it occurred, like when Kennedy was shot or when Neil Armstrong took that giant leap for mankind…
One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1986 Rob Reiner classic, “Stand by Me”. It’s a story about four boyhood friends who go on a journey to find a missing body. The movie starts with a voice-over of a writer, reading the first several sentences of the story he is writing.
“It happens sometimes. Friends come in and out of our lives like busboys in a restaurant.
I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?”
Hopefully we all have friends like that. I’ve been blessed with several friends that I’ve known since childhood.
Memorial Day began in the United States on May 30, 1868, after the Civil War had ended. The holiday is observed in honor of our nation’s armed service personnel who were killed in wartime.
It has come to signify many happier events as well, all made possible by the sacrifice of our war heroes. It means an extra day off from work and school, a barbecue, and a parade. For me Memorial Day means that the summer holiday season is finally here.
This hot humid summer night was one of closeness, sorrowful obligation, family sharing and Earth’s Movements. The wake was not so sad. It was more of a time to bond and a time to become reacquainted with our past than to cry…
I recently bought a new bicycle as a means to get fit. Mastering 27 gears, the handle bar position, and the narrow seat was a challenge. But I stuck with it and found my passion for the sport increasing. The question is when does passion become obsession?
We all have made mistakes in life; to err is human after all. Everyone expects mistakes to occur, it’s going to happen. It’s how you respond to your mistakes that matters to most people. I learned early on in my career that sometimes you will be called out for a misstatement or an error. I’ve seen some people, too arrogant to admit their mistakes, dig themselves deeper and deeper into trouble by trying to explain their way out of it instead of admitting it. When it’s over you may feel you’ve saved face, but you’ve lost all credibility. As a wise man once said, “If you’re in a hole, stop digging”.
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