Past,Present,Future

Ever have one of those days when all aspects of “your” time on the planet align? The past 24 hours have been that way for me… First the past, yesterday would’ve been my father’s 88th birthday — I spent the day remembering and celebrating him, first with a simple Facebook post acknowledging his birthday. Which… Continue reading Past,Present,Future

Between Yesterday and It Never Happened

For those of us who are missing one or both parents Mother’s and Father’s Day takes on a whole different bent. While I’m lucky to still have my mother alive and well at 82, my father passed at 59 so Father’s Day for me is a day of reflecting on the past while still trying… Continue reading Between Yesterday and It Never Happened

Goodbye to Greetings…

Part of my after-holiday traditions is to reread my Christmas cards. I love getting and giving cards all year round but Christmas greetings are special. I’m not sure if it’s the significance of the holiday – The fact that this might be the only time you hear from certain family members or friends – It’s… Continue reading Goodbye to Greetings…

Role Reversals…

One of the ironies of growing older are the changes in relationships with our parents. There are role reversals like taking them to the doctors, switching holiday duties, worrying about them driving at night, and becoming their advocate… It begins gradually, like with switching where Thanksgiving is going to be, or having to drive them… Continue reading Role Reversals…

Life After Dan Testing…

It’s been one week since completing and passing my sixth dan test. I’ve used this week to decompress and reenergize myself for my next goals. After being focused on one aspect of my life for six months. I’m finding it difficult to get back to “normal.” For example some days I was training for two… Continue reading Life After Dan Testing…

Growth Chart

After a brief hiatus to get my body some rest, and my brain cells recharged. I decided to blog on the final evening of 2011. I’ve also decided to make this about my growth this past year.Since I’m no longer growing physically at least not vertically and hopefully not in circumference. This is about my… Continue reading Growth Chart

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