Hello All

I have decided to create my own Blog.  I have always enjoyed writing and this idea has been bouncing around in my head for a while.  As usual, it takes an event to provide a catalyst for action.  My wife Rose, my son Nathan and I were having a discussion around the dinner table the other day.  Somehow we got around to the subject of staying in touch with others.  It was pointed out to me that I am not good at that at all.  And you know what, I could not argue with that assertion.

There is plenty of indisputable scientific evidence that “connections to others” is one of the most critical factors to a healthy and happy life.  Having friends, a group of people you talk with, being engaged with others in some venture is something our minds thrive on.  I tend to be a pretty private person. I enjoy quiet.  My running provides time for solitude.  I can always find excuses for not going out, for not contacting someone, for avoiding a social situation.   And I am happy.

But the conversation with Rose and Nate combined with my interest in writing.  It was the Universe’s way of telling me – one more time – that I need to move outside my personal comfort zone.  So here I go.  It is a small step, but every journey begins with one small step.

So I hope you will become a “regular” at my Blog.  I don’t exactly know what I’ll write about all of the time.  Sometimes I’ll be profound.  Sometimes I’ll (try to) be funny.  I’ll try not to be “preachy”.  And you won’t get a lot of outrageous opinions or conspiracy theories.  Hopefully it will be a fun way to stay in touch.

Comments, criticisms, witticisms (to quote Joe Schenk) are appreciated.  Because a single voice speaking is not a conversation, I hope you will join me on occasion.

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