So I’ve been a little out of sorts lately. I’m not sure why that is, whatever it may be, it definitely has to do with emotions. Seems like if I was to watch something remotely sappy, I find myself on the brink of tears and have to change my concentration and focus on something else…


The Clock Starts Now

You always remember the horrific events that passes by your life. You know what you were doing and where you were at when it happens and forever, it will remain with you because you can never forget. April 16, 2013 is such a day for me. The day started with me being late for work….


365 Project – February Update

So I managed to survive January. That was something I wasn’t even sure I could accomplish. Though only 13 days – the idea of having to provide a “photo-of-the-day” was not really as simple as it may seem. So in a way, the first 13 photos were a trial run. Now that it is February,…


365 Project – Something for me

With the days leading up to my birthday, I read an article about Project 365. The idea was simple enough; Take at least one photo a day and post it online. Do it again the next day, and the next day, and so on, until you have completed one years’ worth of photos. The limitation,…


2012 – Where did it go?

It’s a new year, and once again I question.. already? Why does it seem that the older I get, the faster time seems to go by? For posterity sake, I will attempt to recall the events of 2012. The year started relatively slow and steady. Even winter in Chicagoland was Spring-like. Mattie was finishing his…


Thirteen down, Forever to go.

Thirteen years ago to the day, the weather much like today; gray, a bit windy and cold. I paced back and forth in a lonely gazebo at a local park, dressed in a black suit and a flower pinned to my lapel. Looking all around me, I recognize the faces of friends and family gathered…


Hey Life…

Not so very long ago, I came across a quote in somebody’s email signature line. Though I can’t recall it word for word, the idea was simple. To those who always complain about life and and everything that could go wrong with it, don’t yell “Why me?” but rather, face the challenges life throws at…


3 Wheels and a Doughnut

A couple of nights ago, on my way home from work, while changing lanes I see a dark spot on the road and proceeded to swerve away from it, thinking it was a pot hole of some sort. Instead of a bump and bone shattering vibrations, I hear a loud bang. Since I wasn’t that…


Roaming Gnome

Just before Christmas, on a whim, my wife and I happened to see Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome for sale at our local Meijer’s store. He wasn’t too expensive. If I recall correctly, he cost less than $20. We both had the same idea; would it not be fun to include him in our family photos and/or…


Fingers Crossed

Never thought that losing a job would be a hard thing to get over. I always assumed that I would land on my feet and recover fairly quickly but couple a layoff with a bad economy at year’s end, you end up having a dire situation at hand. That was how things were just over…