I have previously mentioned my own stance on the vaccine, namely that I was going to get it and hoped most people would. I have also discussed that a vaccine did not prevent me from contracting COVID-19. Now we are in 2022. Some places in the world are starting to require boosters to become fullyContinue reading “COVID in 2022”
I am vaccinated. I got my two shots of Moderna as soon as possible. Part of the reason was for my own safety, but a larger motivation was protecting those around me. Specifically, those closest to me including my parents and some other relatives who are in a higher risk group due to their age.Continue reading “Isolation”
I recently finished Sam Harris’s long form essay titled, “Lying” and thoroughly enjoyed it. The essay made me think about my tolerance for lying, from others and myself, and what I define as a lie. It has also provided great conversational fodder for my friends and I. I try not to lie. I typically findContinue reading “Lying”
To say that I believe one can draw vitality from nature would be a stretch; however, I do feel as if nature can have regenerative effects on us if we let it. I grew up in the country: wide open spaces were out my front door. Since then, I have lived in progressively larger towns/cities.Continue reading “Finding Nature”
I have a lot of hobbies; therefore, what I do in my free time ranges. The plethora of interests, as with most facets of life, has good and bad aspects. The positive is that I can usually find a shared interest with anyone I meet. The negative is that I also usually have certain activitiesContinue reading “Guilt Pleasures of Leisure”
Today one of my friends said that I am “prone to bad decisions.” This made me laugh because it has some historical accuracy. However, I pointed out to her that I prefer to think of them as “bold decisions.” I am going to use a few quotes from Mark Twain, a favorite philosopher of mine:Continue reading “Bad Decisions”
I completed a 10-hour Adventure Race last weekend. Looking back, I am still not sure why I expressed interest to my friends who have been doing these for years. Whatever the reason, they offered, I committed, and we completed. It is done! The race was 10-hours of continuous movement in the form of either jogging,Continue reading “Chasing an Endorphin Release”
I have recently been contemplating the things that we humans let slide. These could be things that a person does, says, or an unfinished conversation. To a certain extent it is on each of us to accept the other for who they are. But the question I am pondering is, “at what cost?” If anContinue reading “Curse of Unresolved Issues”
I was fortunate enough last weekend to catch up with a good friend, his wife, and newborn along with another friend who lives in that area. What follows are a few of my musings from that time. First off, I personally have some conversational awkwardness. While this is always true to a certain extent, itContinue reading “Travel Reflections”
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