How to thrive in 2021

During the week before Christmas, I hiked with my younger son’s Scout Troop on the Appalachian Trail. This trip was planned early in 2020 and was considered an Advanced Hiking/Backpacking Trip. My son, David, who served two consecutive terms as Senior Patrol Leader, led the hike. We hiked on the Indian Trail Loop over a…

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A new perspective from adversity

I returned early last week from an amazing trip with my son, David, and the Boy Scouts of Troop 132. We hiked Yellowstone National Park and part of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). The CDT connects Mexico to Canada. We took all necessary precautions on our flights for COVID19, and I am happy to report…

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Politics and Personal Budgeting

Earlier this week, I was watching Bloomberg at about 5 AM, and a poll streamed across the board. The poll was in regards to safety and the Coronavirus, it stated that over 57% of Republicans believe we should open up businesses now and lift restrictions. The poll also stated that over 60% of Democrats believe…

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Freedoms We Take For Granted

A few days ago walking my dog Jack, I noticed a neighbor hanging an American flag. As I walked by and thought how nice that was to display patriotism, I noticed American flags hanging on about 5 houses on the block. As I attend Physical Therapy for my right foot, and relearn how to walk…

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Important COVID-19 Legislative Updates

Yesterday morning, I was walking my golden retriever Jack. He stopped suddenly when saw a giant turtle. It took some encouragement form me but he started to move forward. On the rest of the walk I thought about how Jack would not remember the turtle, but I would. As I walked in my front door,…

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Thoughts for the Week

My right foot is feeling a lot better. Today I was able to see my physical therapist at 8 AM. The first time I met with him was last week and he was nice and gentle. Today he was not as gentle. As he bent my foot left, then right, I thought about how it…

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Understanding the newest Tax Act from Congress

It seems that every year Congress gives us an impossible task. I am not talking about politics. I am talking about the newest tax law changes that will become effective next year. Major tax law changes that most people are unaware of seem to come out right around this time every year. It reminds me…

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