A poem to Princess, my Dalmatian

A poem to Princess, my Dalmatian

I had to put Princess, my Dalmatian who’ve I had for 10 years, to sleep in early January due to chronic health issues. This poem is dedicated to her memory. David   I rescued you from a shelter, a special needs dog who was deaf. I remember your waggling tail, as...
Dogs seem to know the secret of happiness…

Dogs seem to know the secret of happiness…

A friend once asked me, “Why do dogs stick their heads out of a window in a moving car?” I thought for a moment then replied, “Because they want to and they can.” I can think of any number of reasons why I shouldn’t and wouldn’t stick my head outside of a window, but...
The number one thing holding you back: YOU

The number one thing holding you back: YOU

“Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare in Measure for Measure A few years ago when I was still living in Reston and working in corporate America as a business analyst, I was not...
Breaking out of the “I have to” pattern

Breaking out of the “I have to” pattern

“There is only one thing you have to do in life.” – Brad Rex, race announcer Brad Rex, who I jokingly refer to as my “uncle from California,” dabbles in a lot of different things: cycling, rowing, race announcing, sailing, environmental restoration, etc. Since meeting...