Meditating…How it has Helped

On the advice of my wife and doctor, I have begun meditating. I started noticing a few things about me that lead to this. Firstly, there was the physical. My blood pressure was starting to rise. I was always considered “high normal”. I consider myself somewhat of a healthy eater. I do eat a lot of what is considered heart smart food. However, sometimes you are fighting against genetics. High BP does run in my Read More …

Blogging About Blogging

My wife Jennifer and I have come to a conclusion. We should be more than just partners in marriage (LOL). We have been reading some great articles about personal finance. Actually we were reading different articles but they both pretty much were saying the same thing. They both mentioned that having a side hustle is a good way to have more financial success maybe even financial freedom…. Getting Started We always thought about it so Read More …

What I am Most Grateful for…

It is during Christmastime you look back at your year and feel gratitude for the last 12 months. You might think more about it on New Year’s Eve but you probably start thinking about it now. I have been out of work for almost nine months and I can tell you what I feel the most gratitude for…..my wife. In the last nine months I have got to see what she does on a day Read More …

Starting over again….sort of

I know the picture looks a little dramatic. I also know that it has been awhile since I last posted…..It has been a topsy turvy few months! I have been looking for work for almost 10 months now and I am not employed yet. It is not like I haven’t been getting interviews (I have had 9). It raises the question whether it is better to have bad employment or no employment. I am starting Read More …

Why Iteration is Great For Process Improvement

I have several ash trees that have succumbed to the emerald ash borer so while I am looking for a new opportunity, I am cutting, splitting and stacking wood. It is actually pretty good exercise! What I have found is that I have been employing my IT/Business skills to this task. I split wood with my Dad and Brother when I was younger. It involved us going into the forest on the back of my Read More …

Free Yourself…..Just Say “No”

I was listening to a podcast by Tim Farriss last week and he had a guest on who was narrating his audio book. One of the chapters he was featuring in his podcast was on how to say “No”. I found it fascinating because it illuminated an even greater concept. It is called essentialism….. Essentialism has many meanings but in this case it states that in order to accomplish something, you have to eliminate all Read More …

Removing Your Scleral Lens

I belong to a scleral lens support group on Facebook called My Big Fat Scleral Lens . I have found it very helpful as with all support groups. You get lots of tips and pointers and you get to help too. This post deals with an issue I have been seeing a bit in this Facebook group. It deals with removal of the scleral lens. Now I am lucky as I only have to deal Read More …

How Diversity Might be Construed as Upsetting People?

I just read a great article on why you should upset people . It was written by a gentleman named Curt Mercadante. In it he says that we are not doing this enough. I agree but if you look at our world you can see a lot of pissed off people…. I think it comes from the inability to realize diversity in the world. I will give you a good example. I don’t like to Read More …

3 Reasons why Learning Something Poorly When You are Young is bad….

I was at my son’s soccer game last night and it was against a team that beat us last year 5-0. It was hard to stomach then so I was on pins and needles watching this year’s match to see what would transpire. Well it was a hard fought match that should have ended us winning 2-1 (there was a really bad call by the ref that resulted in a goal against us) but it Read More …

3 Ways How TFC’s Success Mirrors Life Success (Haters gonna hate)

I was watching the TFC vs New England last Saturday and I saw TFC’s frustration come to a head. It was Sebastian Giovinco’s red card. They won the MLS Cup last year. Of course they now have a bullseye on their backs. Everybody in the league wants to take them down. They only lost 5 games last year and almost won this year’s CONCACAF Tournament. I get that this was going to happen but the extent Read More …