Category Archives: Reflections

Memorial Day…Don’t Forget to Remember

There’s a reason we have Memorial Day. It’s so that we remember. So, even though you might be enjoying some family time and barbecue this Memorial Day, take a few minutes to think about the sacrifices others have made on your behalf. In a world that becomes increasingly materialistic, it helps to reflect on some… Continue Reading

Yep. It’s a New Year.

Hooray for a New Year. It’s a shiny new beginning. And, hopefully, it truly will be a new beginning for me. Things were a little rough in 2011, mostly due to my inability to say no, a few transitions, and some stupid, horrifying mistakes. Not to mention a shocking level of self-absorption that I hope… Continue Reading

Have You Had a Good Thanksgiving?

Hopefully, you’ve had a great Thanksgiving. I have thoroughly enjoyed my Thanksgiving, eating tasty food, and chilling. I did have to do a little work, but not much. And, of course, I had time to reflect on my many blessings. I am grateful for many things, including: My family My faith My health My home… Continue Reading

#FINCON11, Hard Choices and What’s Next

I’ve had a week to absorb what I learned at the Financial Blogger Conference, and reflect on what I want to do next.  (If you are interested in the slides, you can find them on the FINCON web site.) J.D. Roth asked us all to think about why we write. Pat Flynn told us to… Continue Reading

How Do You Remember 9/11?

This morning, my eight year old son retrieved the Sunday paper, and was greeted with an image that is familiar to most of us: Billowing smoke and flame. “The Day the World Changed,” he read out. “What happened?” So I told him. Of course, most of us have been reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of… Continue Reading

Who Are Your Fellow Americans?

With the recent celebration of Independence Day, I’m reminded of the dream of America that many of us are familiar with. We’ve most of us been raised on stories of how anyone can make it in America, have their beliefs respected, and be accorded an “equal chance” (whatever that means). I love this country, and… Continue Reading

Happy Independence Day!

Another year, and another chance to reflect on how glad I am that we are able to live in this country. As we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, it’s a good time to remember that our Founding Fathers had many different ideas about how the government should be organized, and different ideas… Continue Reading

Memorial Day

I think it’s important to remember — especially to remember those who have given their lives in service to our country. The sacrifices made on our behalf are significant, and we should remember that the relative peace and security that we feel right here at home are paid for by the time and the lives… Continue Reading

Merry Christmas!

I’ve been enjoying my Christmas in my traditional manner: Reading and eating. The Boy is putting together his new Lego set, and it’s a rather brown Christmas, so he may get to try out his scooter later. I have a whole pile of books to get through, and Josh has gone back to bed. The… Continue Reading

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