Category: Personal Stories

Stories from my life. Hopefully not too boring.


Self-Employment I am considering going out on my own and doing something that has been a dream for over 15 years. I have always wanted to start my own consulting business in the area of process expertise. The good thing about this type of business is that it is very open and I can address a wide variety of business…

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Job Search

Job Search I have been out of work for over 5 and a half years. In that span I have made money by working but not in a job for which I have been educated or trained. The past five years have been my most stagnant and depressing years for professional growth. The lack of professional satisfaction in my work…

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Ode to Dad

#Ode to Dad I have a strong belief that dads are crucial to the future success of a nation. One of the largest problems in the United States is that dads refuse to be dads, fathers, family leaders and strong influencers and are instead just part of the duo that create a life. I have been blessed to have close…

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Ode to Mom

Ode to Mom My brief research shows that a U.S. President, who probably really loved his mother, made Mother’s Day an official holiday in May of 1914. I also read of a couple of ladies who really pushed for this official recognition based on the love they had for their mothers. I, personally, hope that the creation of the holiday…

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Cry Baby Hill

Cry Baby Hill I purchased a Ford F-150 Super Crew 4×4 in the summer of 2000. I thought it would be fun to have a semi-off-road vehicle to take to the mountains and to the desert. I didn’t change the tires but did add a nerf-bar for ease of entry and protection during off-road excursions. One weekend we joined some…

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T-House Bear

One winter a wounded bear moved in to the space under our house. I grew up in Southeast Alaska from the late 60’s to the early 80’s. We moved a few times and found ourselves living at Orton Ranch just outside of Ketchikan in 1974. By outside I mean a 15 mile car ride followed by a 15 mile boat…

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General Opener

I plan on posting new content to this blog on a regular basis. I will be writing about a variety of topics including personal stories, my faith, photography, technology and sports. Feel free to comment and encourage. Disagree if you need to and see where the conversation takes us. Thank you for participating.