Years ago, a friend of mine moved to Geneva Switzerland. After he had been there for a couple years, I had the opportunity to visit him for a week. I had never been to that part of the world and I soon learned that CERN was located a few miles from my friend’s house. If… Continue reading When Words Collide
Sometimes you just need to face your fears head on and go from there.
Mid-summer in the MidWest. Hot, humid days, warm summer rains and fresh produce from the garden. It reminds me of the summer when I was a kid when my mom first gave me my own row in her garden and a special pack of seeds. My mom was a master gardener. Each year she planted… Continue reading A Penny Seed Packet Yields Life Lessons
I knew I could type up to 25 wpm thanks to my high school typing class, but could I do it with five mistakes or less? I remember the stopwatch ticking as I pounded the keys on the manual typewriter, knowing my future was at stake.
Sometimes I get a bit nostalgic for that simpler time when broadcast media would sign off for the day; a time when the phone stayed home and didn’t go with you everywhere.
It did bring to light a dilemma for me. My kids weren’t around for the first few years of our marriage or when I was dating my wife. I mean, who is going to fact check the details if I embellish our personal history?
As a teenager I fell in love with an acronym called GTO, but that was wrecked by another acronym called OPEC. That in turn led me to a new love called MPG that changed my life.
When my past self meets my future self, my future self reassures my past self that things in the future will make a lot more sense. It’s all so confusing.
The brochure featured the distinctive bright, golden finish of the coating inside the can and it’s superior sealing properties. I wondered if that was the secret to the enduring qualities of the can.
If this was a movie, this is the part where I would calmly leap from the tractor a second before it explodes in a ball of fire. I would then roll on the ground and stand up without ever losing my mirrored sunglasses. But this wasn’t a movie, this was reality.