Monday, August 28, 2017

Aristotle Quote....

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.  - Aristotle

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Real Friends....

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24

Really feeling this today, thanks to Jeff and Kadar….

Friday, August 25, 2017

Weekly Retrospective.....

What I’m reading:   Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss. Also finished up Sprint by Jake Knapp this week, which helped me lead a design sprint at work….

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

Where I’m failing:  Yo-yo dieting….after making great progress the first 7 months of the year, I’m struggling to maintain progress in August.

What I’m excited about:   Taking down a tree overhanging my pool tomorrow….

Quote that has me thinking:  The difference between your best and your worst? The perception of others. Block out the noise and you’ll stay on track. Phil Hellmuth

What I need to work on: Keeping a work project on track and finishing the race….

What I’ve been pondering: My timeline and community garden project for the food bank got approved….  A LOT OF WORK coming my way….but with the help of God and a lot of good friends, we will get it done….

Thursday, August 24, 2017

First Watermelon/Homemade Guac....

My first watermelon was a nice site this evening and then I made some homemade guacamole using some avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, oregano and other herbs…..

Monday, August 21, 2017

Rainer Maria Rilke Quote....

Check out his poetry....This quote hit the spot today:

The only journey is the one within – Rainer Maria Rilke  

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Come to find out, my 4th great-uncle (leader of the biggest Kentucky feud ever) and 10th great-grandfather (Chief of All Cherokees in 1675) on my maternal grandmother’s side were pretty notorious characters:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Orange You Say?

Pulled a couple of these out of my garden recently thinking that something was wrong, but they are good to eat, having a lemony flavor…..non-pickling variety…

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


I know I posted a similar picture recently, but my garden is producing some really interesting looking beans of late….

Monday, August 14, 2017

Milan Kundera Quote....

“The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.” - Milan Kundera

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Metrics Tracking....

For the three areas I said I'd track this year, I'm up 11% (net worth), down 76.2% (debt) and down 7.5% (average body weight)....

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Weekly Retrospective....

What I’m reading:   Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss and America 2020 by Porter Stansberry

What I’m listening to:     Financial podcasts by Dave Ramsey

Where I’m failing:  Procrastinating too much….need to start scheduling my day again

What I’m excited about:   Taking my son to Georgia Southern tomorrow to start his college career….

Quote that has me thinking:   “I'm not a fighter, but in my mind I'm fighting every day. 'What's new? What am I doing?' I'm fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren't samurai, but my soul is.” -  Masaharu Morimoto

What I need to work on:    Presentation for homeless feedings and community garden install for Helping Hands….

What I’ve been pondering:    How quickly my son has grown up….the things I screwed up…the things I got right….but confident in my son and God to see him through….

Sunday, August 6, 2017

That Dad Moment....

…when you feel all of the following:

  • ·       Humble
  • ·       Unworthy
  • ·       Proud
  • ·       Evolved

I’ve missed the mark more often than not when it comes to parenting, but this is one moment I will always feel good about…

Friday, August 4, 2017

Weekly Retrospective....

What I’m reading:    Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

What I’m listening to:     Bigger Pockets podcasts about Real Estate Investing

Where I’m failing:    Getting enough sleep….

What I’m excited about:   Saturday Morning long distance Bible study with Kadar….

Quote that has me thinking:   Finite players play within boundaries; infinite players play with boundaries.” – James P Carse

What I need to work on:    The gym….I have been incredibly lazy of late, blaming it on my aching shoulder and lack of sleep….

What I’ve been pondering:    A presentation I have to do August 16 for the board of Helping Hands to hopefully partner with for our community feedings and raise money and install a community garden in the near future….

Thursday, August 3, 2017

J. Krishnamurti Quote

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – J. Krishnamurti