Closing Out the Month with Woodrow….

Let’s close out the month with a quote by one of my heroes, Woodrow Wilson. If you want to make enemies, try to change something.  Woodrow Wilson Change, even though it is coming at such a fast pace… Read More

"Plays Well With Others"….. maybe??

Source:  Leaders of deficit panel say public’s confidence at stake – Since this is an optimistic post and I am short of optimism lately it will be a short one. In these times of total political gridlock it is nice to… Read More

Maui Hawaii – 1986

In honor of my fellow blogger, Bob Lowry over at Satisfying Retirement, who is visiting the island this week I wanted to bring up a picture of my bride taken on our honeymoon there in 1986. We haven’t been… Read More

What goes around…(The Post Office)

Source: Post office turns to small-town mini-mart for savings – There is an old saying  “What goes around comes around” and that seems to apply to the much beleaguered Post Office. According to the above article they are starting to… Read More

Hancock Shaker Village – 1998

This is probably one of the most famous barns in America.

Living Debt Free….

The average consumer carries over $16,000 in credit card debt. And there is usually a mortgage and probably a car loan in the pile too. They say the total personal debt of U.S. consumers is over $11 trillion…. Read More

Central Park NYC – Duck Pond 1999

Going back a way in my portfolio to pull out this picture of the Duck Pond in Central Park NYC. It was taken during our last visit there before moving back to Indiana in 2000.

Indianapolis – Pyramids 1973

This picture is obviously a digitized one of a picture I took almost forty years ago. This was a newly erected office park on the north side of the city.

Quotes — The Wisdom of Lincoln…

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.   Abraham Lincoln The advice in this quote is… Read More

Medicare Here I Come … (Part 2)

This is the second of two posts about my experiences with recently joining the Medicare System. The first post gave you the types of plans that are offered to those who turn 65. There are a number of… Read More

Medicare Here I Come…. (Part 1)

I will soon move onto the Medicare roles. It has been quite a journey to get here so that is what this and the following post will be about. I hope the post might help some of you… Read More

Pleasant Hill Village – Lexington KY October 2005

Here is another picture of Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Lexington KY. The fall colors are absolutely beautiful there.    

Getting Beyond Ourselves….

O God, be Thou exalted over my possessions. Nothing of earth’s treasures shall seem dear unto me if only Thou art glorified in my life. Be Thou exalted over my friendships. I am determined that Thou shalt be… Read More

Will Rogers – My Hero….

The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office. -April 7, 1930   Will Rogers

The Road Ahead….

This picture has meaning beyond its reality. I have been pondering the road ahead probably too much lately. In today’s environment that can indeed be very depressing. When I came across this picture of the beautiful sky at… Read More

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village – April 2003

This is one of my favorite places to visit and it is only a four hour drive. I haven’t been there lately so I will have to visit again soon.  

These Old Barns – Wisconsin – 2010

This picture kind of fits my mood lately. A little weary; a little aged.

Where Are You When We Need You??

None of them from any party are going to purposely ruin the country. They will all do the best they can. -July 8, 1928 Will Rogers If I had run across this quote ten or maybe even five years… Read More

I Just Don't Belong….

I started out my adult life as a Republican who voted for Richard Nixon in 1972 but after Reagan became president in 1980 I was pushed into the Democrat party by all his radical and anti-people policies. Things… Read More

Do Retirement Savings the Old Fashioned Way…

Let me start of by saying that I am by no means an investment professional but that doesn’t keep me from having an opinion. And I will also admit that looking backwards is a lot easier than looking… Read More

For the Common Good……

Since I am now pretty much boycotting things political, except to poke fun at them, I did not see the recent Republican presidential debates but I did read a few on-line articles about it. There are a couple of things… Read More

Many U.S. schools adding iPads, trimming textbooks

Source:  Many U.S. schools adding iPads, trimming textbooks – I am a techie at heart; always have been. So it did my heart good to see this article about how many schools are now moving away from hard bound… Read More

Knowledge Is a Good Thing, But….

I recently read a post by a fellow blogger Bill Birnbaum about being knowledgeable on the topic of music among other things. His post got me to thinking about how I seem to be less interested in maintaining or increasing… Read More

Living In Terror, Have They Won??

Source:  How to Beat Terrorism: Refuse to Be Terrorized | Danger Room | Being that we just marked the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attack in NYC the above article should get us thinking about what… Read More

A Slice of Life….

I have been in an artsy mood lately so have been playing with my photo portfolio. I have decided to make the header picture here into what I call “A Slice of Life”.  This will be where I… Read More