Weekly Debrief 3/24/2018

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

Well, this week I was sick. Real sick.  I don’t particularly enjoy being sick, but I think it’s good for me to get a reminder of how blessed I am given that I am well most of the year. Frankly, I would love to go a full year without an illness, but oh well–that’s life.

and here’s to another week of it! 

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Saying Goodbye to TOYS R US

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in RandoMusings

My son and I during our last visit to Toys R Us before the liquidation annoouncement…

I have had a longstanding relationship with toys and their power.

Yes, their power.  They have it, or at least children grant it to them. Toys give children—-and the emotionally underdeveloped of all ages—-a sense of control in a world that feels beyond them.

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Weekly Debrief 3/17/2018

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018


Alright, alright. 2018 needs to slow the tempo. I don’t know about y’all, but I am feeling rushed. I just wrote about Feburary ending, and now March is halfway finished, too. Seriously, when did life pick up this pace, and how do I make it go more slowly.

I don’t have a good answer, but I gotta be honest: I need to find one. Life cannot go by in a blink like this. There’s too much good to be savored.

I tried to savor some this week. Let’s jump into it.

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Weekly Debrief 3/10/2018

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

Putting Chaos into Order.

I know I was feeling defeated and exhausted last week. Fortunately, I’ve had a few wins (big sales on eBay/Good update on work) in the past few days, and I’m doing much better! Today started with a wonderful men’s breakfast at church, followed by much needed errands getting completed. A man feels good when he uses his time well, and I’ve been doing so this past week. Below are some details in that regard.

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The Week in Brief 03/03/2018

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

Tired? Getting By? Yeah, it’s like that some weeks.

March has begun. I find it a bit unbelievable, really. I am shocked that Q1 of 2018 is nearly finished. Sure, I’m crushing the film portion of my 2018 GOALS LIST, but not much else, and the time to do so just seems to fly. Rise. Work. Eat. Work. Sleep. Rinse. Repeat.

These are the rhythms of life at times; and frankly, in those times, it’s easy to feel drained—-like you’re on the hamster wheel and there’s no end anytime soon. So today’s post will be shorter than last week’s, for sure.

And don’t worry; I’ll perk up again soon. This has just been “one of those weeks”. Seasons change, literally and figuratively. April showers and May flowers are both on the horizon, and March can be a great time to close Q1 strong, assess aims for Q2, and continue the year with the pursuit of virtue and excellence.

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Weekly Debrief 02/24/2018

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018, Writer's Diary

A little bit of chaos…

This time next week, February will be finished. …

I cannot believe it. I know it’s the shortest month of the year, but this month passed faster than I could’ve imagined. I suppose that’s not a bad thing in and of itself, but it’s disconcerting to say the least. I think to myself “I have all these things I want to do in 2018, and it’s almost 16% finished.”

Well, it’s what it is.

And here’s a rundown of what it’s been this week.

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