Always Keep A Hand On The Wheel

As we stand on the side of the highway of life, a low mechanical whine demands attention. Our heart begins to race as a single-car appears over the horizon. Loud, obnoxious happiness is seen as the driver waves both hands high. Each second without control adds to the emanate danger.  Consumed by the howls of…

Mindset Of A Drama-Llama

Photo by Magnus Martinsen from Pexels Solitude brings a deafening silence that forces us to take a long hard look at who we are. Some people may like what they see, but most will not. As we gawk at ourselves, we tend to focus on the negatives.  “We don’t do this or that. We failed in these areas….

I Will Be Happy When…

A time will come for those who want to chase their dreams. The joys of life are placed on the back burner. This may come during college, military career, parenthood, or whenever our upmost focus is needed, and there is no time for dilly-dallying.  For me, I turned my back towards happiness while I served…

Coping Is Not Being 100%

If we are coping, then we are good, right? After all, to cope means to deal with a problem successfully. Yes, but no. I believe this is where we forget that we are human. If we are dealing with an issue, then we have not found a resolution. Imagine a person treading water in the…

Two Week Home Holiday

Really? Has it been four years since I started my post-Navy career? I love my job even though it can be monotonous. I never knew rewiring old aircraft could bring enjoyment. When that “hunk of iron” lifts off the deck for the first time in over a year, it brings a tremendous sense of accomplishment….

ISO Hope

As we wake up this morning, some of us are happy little sunshine rays while others personify, “Where the hey-hey is my coffee?” Thus proving everyone is unique. But we all have something in common. We all have some level of hope. Do a quick search on Google, and we’ll find this definition for hope….

Self-deprecation, Wolves, and Fred Flintstone.

While at home on vacation, I decided to work on the truck. Having a lifter (tappet) ticking, I decided to change all of them on the passenger’s side of the engine. I’ll do the driver’s side when they begin to tick. Easy-peasy right? Well, maybe. The truck is outside, so rain, leaves, and pine needles…

Acting Vs Reacting

Acting vs. reacting. Acting and reacting are two different mindsets. One takes charge of a situation while the latter waits for the scenario to warrant action. Negligence develops from procrastination. We don’t need to do everything at once, but  we need to do something.  In our journey towards a peaceful life, it is imperative to…

Everyone Is Eager To Point Out My Flaws.

Everyone is eager to point out my flaws. There may come a time when it appears the world is against us. Trust me when I say it is not. But the fact that people are willing to point out our flaws to others is intriguing. So, let’s take a moment to analyze why everyone is…

Escaping TV Drama-Land

So I’ve started watching Hart of Dixie and Gilmore Girls again for the billionth time. Why would I subject myself to these “girly shows?” Because of one thing. I love simplicity. Although Each show contains drama, the characters don’t have a heavily stressed life. When we watch TV shows, we don’t just sit and observe…