Make it to 46

Today is a critical day for me in my life. You see, when my Dad was a mere five months from his 46th birthday he received the worst news possible: lung cancer.   Well, I’m that age today.   It’s funny, for the longest time I’ve always told Carol I just wanted to “make it…

Happiness is the Goal

As a parent there is nothing you want more in life than for your child(ren) to be happy. Nothing. No, I mean it. Nuh-thing. You see, there’s something that happens inside when you become a parent. I wouldn’t call it strange, or weird, it’s just…well, different. In an instant, whether you feel it or not,…

Thankful

Today I’m sitting in a Starbucks, streaming Pandora and writing, well, this. While for many people this is no big deal, to me it is. For 17 years I worked in one capacity or another for the US government. Between my military service and then subsequent contractor roles, I always had a job. And I…