Monday, July 31, 2017

Mark Twain Quote....

"Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection." -Mark Twain 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday Project....

Yesterday I was able to combine newfound concrete skills I picked up in Honduras with my long-held destruction expertise to fix an annoying part of my driveway....

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Weekly Retrospective....

What I’m readingInternet article by Chad Howse on John Wayne about men needing a code to live by…

What I’m listening to: Personal Finance podcasts by Dave Ramsey

Where I’m failing: Late night eating….my good friend, Paul B, got me a really good deal on protein drinks, but I need to incorporate them into my daily diet instead of waking up and drinking them and eating protein bars at 2 AM…

What I’m excited about: Hitting the local farmer’s market with my father-in-law n a few, and later this afternoon, visiting Helping Hands, a local food bank, with my buddy Corey, to start planning a community garden installation.

Quote that has me thinkingBe the silence that listens.” – Tara Brach

What I need to work on: My historical fiction novel. Started back re-editing, but it’s been very slow-go. Contacting an editor/publisher to force my hand some.

What I’ve been pondering: My Saturday early morning long-distance Bible studies with my brother, Kadar….awesome for the soul….

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fitting Quote...

I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: try to please everybody. -  Herbert Bayard Swope

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Great Quotes: Different....but Similar...

A man’s gotta have a code, a creed to live by. - John Wayne

Men can’t be wandering hippies trying to find themselves. We need to be the rock, the shoulder that others lean on, the north star that our tribes follow. – Chad Howse

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fern Birds...

A mother bird decided to stash her 4 baby eggs in my wife's hanging porch fern recently, resulting in some fuzzy headed additions to the homestead:

Sunday, July 23, 2017


My friend Alex was kind enough to meet me for lunch today at Hemingway’s on the square…. before he heads off to Yale for divinity school. I will miss our conversations, but know that he will use his newfound wisdom to serve God well in the future.

“….but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother…” – Proverbs 18:24

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday Breakfast....

3 over easy eggs and bologna cooked in bacon grease, combined with homemade guacamole, toast and home grown tomatoes….

Friday, July 21, 2017

Weekly Retrospective....

What I’m readingBlood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (thanks, Ricky!)

What I’m listening to: Real estate podcasts by Bigger Pockets

Where I’m failing: Morning routine….

What I’m excited about: Working with Helping Hands, a local food bank, to continue our community feedings. Additionally, we may have the opportunity to design and install a community garden for them….

Quote that has me thinkingKnow the difference between those who stay to feed the soil and those who come to grab the fruit.” – Alexis Lynnette

What I need to work on: My historical fiction novel. Started back editing yesterday…

What I’ve been pondering: The book I recently finished about Antarctic polar explorer Tom Crean. He and the other men of his time were truly at a different level of manhood than we are today….

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

June End of Month Report

Three of the metrics I decided to track/improve in 2017 were Net Worth, Debt and Average Weight. So far, I’m up 9%, down 69% and down 6%, respectively. Feeling fortunate and hoping to maintain momentum. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Einstein Quote....

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity – Albert Einstein

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fudge Rounds and Mark 12:42

Today at our community feeding a young boy named Kemario came out of his home with a half empty box of fudge rounds that his mother wanted to contribute to the work we were doing to serve our neighbors. It made me think of the story shared in the gospel of Mark….

Mark 12:
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

Today's Harvest

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Seneca Quote

“Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool. ” - Seneca

Last Night....

Came home from work and pulled green beans, which are growing like crazy in my garden. Afterwards, I made some homemade guac and cooked some over-easy eggs in bacon grease. Delicious! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017


....from Honduras with my son after 10 days of meeting great people, working very hard and, most importantly, doing God's work....more pics to follow of the main project we worked on...