Have you ever been involved in a project or scheme that you sank money, time and effort into, only to discover it wasn’t working as you’d hoped it would? How do you feel after you have put ‘life equity’ into a relationship that you realize is not going […]
Here are some steps to determine what you are truthfully pursuing in life. Try to answer in less than 20 seconds, with the first thing that comes to mind. You might be surprised. 1. WHAT MAKES YOU LOSE TRACK OF TIME? I know there’s a reason there are […]
When we moved further out in the Texas Hill Country in May 2020, our goals were to cut expenses in half, simplify our lives and do what WE want to do. We’ve been successful–and it’s such a rewarding life. One of Dodie’s simple pleasures is to watch the […]
Jesus was asleep in the boat when the storm came. The Disciples woke Him and said “We are perishing!” Then He asked the Disciples – “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Jesus rebuked the storm – and the sea was calm. If God is in […]
Each day I receive messages, emails, calls from friends worried and panicked about the presidential election November 3rd. As each day passes, the concerns and fears grow in number and intensity. My standard answer, when asked what I think the percentage is President Trump will win, has been […]
Who knew 2020 would be so limiting and stressful? From toilet paper shortages to wearing masks, our world definitely changed. However, we decided to make the best of it–as much as we could. Defying the newscasts, Dodie and I even went on a 15-state (plus Washington D.C.) road […]
JackNotes are quick summaries of notes I’ve taken from books, conferences, classes and life experiences. Productivity Habits Twice, Then Quit When you want to quit working for the first time, don’t. Push through and work some more The second time you want to quit, also don’t quit. Push […]
America’s youth has shared the trials of 2020, with empty classrooms, virtual graduations and quarentines. Many sporting and student events were cancelled and substituted with streams of not so peaceful protests. The looting, destruction and violence on American streets exceeded the riots many of us saw in the […]
Blessed with good mentors in life, I’m grateful to carry their wisdom within me. They’ve been especially useful this year. In early June of 2020 Dodie and I decided we had enough of the bad news spewing out of broadcast and social media. Long before President Donald Trump’s […]
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I miss rain. When I was seven, we lived on West Ansley in south San Antonio. Three Dennis families, lived side by side, with six acres among us. It was my last innocent summer in many ways. In just a few months Blackie, my devoted Cocker Spaniel would […]
Has the world gone mad? Certainly it’s good to come out come out where ever you are and escape the cruel madness. Enjoy the whimsical world of street art, magical design and quirky advertising.