One Last First Kiss at a Time!

Chilling at Aulani

This morning I woke up early. Too early. It’s my birthday. I should sleep in. I don’t want to get up, but my internal clock has other ideas. I reach for the recycled saki bottle on my nightstand. …

But is it Right For You?

Artist phiaTcreates used by Permission: Because I’m her Dad :-)

Venmo for Business is Now a Reality!

Do you have a small business or Side Hustle and always dreamed of taking credit cards, but the process seemed too complicated? Well, it looks like VENMO is finally here to change all that.

I recently tested the new plan out for my…

How a Baby Overtook a God & Business Woman Ester Allen Howland started a revolution in the Greetings Card Industry.

Caravaggio, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Before the baby known as Cupid took over Valentine’s Day, he was initially brought forth around 700 BC, as Eros. According to Greek legend, he was more powerful than a God. Named after the Greek word for desire. …

Singles Awareness Day Turns 15 in 2021. Or Does It?

Broken Heart Cookie via Envato Elements — Used by Permission

Addressing the Needs of the Lonely

Quenching the thirst of the lonely since approximately 2005, February 15th is the 15 anniversary of Singles Awareness Day. If you’re thinking to yourself, “that’s a lotta 5's,” you’d be right. But if you believe the accuracy of the date…

Chris, I loved your piece. Far too often, we let ourselves be defined by others' opinions, desires, and fears. It's only when we commit to the voice inside us that we can truly start living the life we deserve.

Worst of All, Those Responsible will Not Respond

Receiving Someone Else’s Test Results

After being tested, I received account access, results, and personal information for someone else COVID testing. I do not want to discourage anyone from getting tested. It is a valuable service. I hope what I provide below will help individuals navigate the testing process and protect their personal information. …

Being Gracious During Ungracious Times

Image thanks to Artist: @wanaktek at

Congratulations, it’s 2021! You made it! Now what.

For me, it all starts with Day 1. Last year, a good friend of mine, Mary Gaul, CEO of Success Magnified, gave me a holiday gift. …

How are Cloris Leachman and Sandra Bullock NOT the Same Person?

Wikipedia: Cloris Leachman in a publicity photo in July 1970

Cloris Leachman April 30, 1926 — January 26, 2021 (aged 94)

Today the world lost one of the great female comedians of the past several decades. Cloris Leachman was 94 years old. I eternally felt a slight personal connection to Ms. Leachman for three reasons. Mostly because we share the same…

What Will You Choose to Celebrate in February 2021!

Photo by @Pravokrugulnik via Twenty20

The holidays are over. 2021 Resolutions written on January 1st are being discovered on refrigerator-sticky-notes. Hidden under take-out-menus for sushi or pizza. Hmm, pizza-sushi. Note to self: New Business idea Pizza-Sushi.

How did you do? Are you close to accomplishing your masochistic January Goals? Are…

Brian Olsen, in front of his original painting of Tom Petty

Artists Remind Us To Live Life to the Fullest!

Tom Petty and Brian Olsen are two of my artists. January January 13, 2020, Artist Brian Olsen passed away — the world lost an artist. His family lost a son and brother. His friends, of which I count myself, lost a dear companion. I recently share some road stories about…

Joe Trey (Adventure Hermit)

Infinitely Curious Explorer, Husband/Dad. Don’t Do ANYTHING! Do SOMETHING!!! Please follow me on NB-help me to get to 500 folowers.

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