Reflections on the Summer of 2021 – Ohio, Beach Boardwalk, Wineries and Yosemite

It is 7:52 AM on Monday, Labor Day, of September 6th 2021. I’m writing from my favorite new perch, my standing desk on the second floor overlooking the street. The sun is almost to the point where I must roll my desk to the small wall space between two windows so it is not shining…… Continue reading Reflections on the Summer of 2021 – Ohio, Beach Boardwalk, Wineries and Yosemite

Las Vegas and Death Valley

We took a trip to Las Vegas and Death Valley during Indigenous Day weekend. School has those days off but not work so I took two days of PTO on Friday and Monday. The question was where to go? We can fly for free but it is on standby so it had to be somewhere…… Continue reading Las Vegas and Death Valley

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Portland

We took our very first day trip by plane yesterday and it was an adventure indeed. I work for an airline and the flight benefits are fantastic. They are standby but since we can see the loads of the plane know which flights will be full and which will not. The problem however, does not…… Continue reading Portland

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Renaissance Man

I’ve always wanted to be a renaissance man. This idea came about in college when I started studying languages. I was so enraptured by my study abroad in Toledo, Spain that it changed the course of my life. The history, the culture, a new language were things I had never experienced before and here I…… Continue reading Renaissance Man

Nashville, Tennessee Part 2

The time is 11:11 and I’m back at the hotel. We had training all day and then an excellent party at a venue called 12th and Porter where there was a buffet, drinks and fabulous live music. I introduced myself to many new colleagues and we all had a good time. But it was after…… Continue reading Nashville, Tennessee Part 2

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Nashville Tennessee

I’m writing from the Sheraton Grand Hotel here downtown where we’re having our national sales meeting. Coming from San Francisco there weren’t any direct flights where we would make it to the 1:00 start on time so us West Coasters flew in yesterday afternoon. I’ve been to Tennessee once in my life and that was…… Continue reading Nashville Tennessee

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The Beginning of 2019

Motto for 2019:  Just be. “To study the self is to forget the self” – Dogen 道元禅師 As I wrapped up my post for this morning (below) I wanted to get my motto and saying in this post and up top so I’m easily reminded.  I really enjoy my Zen meditation, especially whilst sitting on a…… Continue reading The Beginning of 2019