This week I finally jumped into retirement with both feet. I guess I’ll have to explain that one.
20210830 – Choices, Have I Become That Person?
I wrote these words a year ago, after we had suffered a pandemic for eighteen months, and were facing an uncertain future with a terrible disease whose death toll was approaching a million of our own citizens. I couldn’t bring myself to share them back then. Why share them now? Because I want to be open and honest, to not … Continue reading →
20200701-2 – Through It All
“The first verse of this song says it all for me. “Reading ‘Living on the Ragged Edge’ by Charles R. Swindoll I came to this song, read it and stopped, then reread it and continued to reread it. It summed it all up for me. “Please grant my request to use it so family and friends know and, hopefully, understand … Continue reading →
20210301 BNSF Update 1 – A Catch Update
We’re beginning on my Texas railroad just like my Michigan railroad, with a “catch”-update! This railroad started because I wanted to share the hobby with my grandson. He saw my trains when he visited us in Michigan, and he really seemed engaged. When my son-in-law asked about getting him his own train set I encouraged it. He found a small … Continue reading →
20210301 AWRY Update 1 – A Catch-Update
We really need to start at the beginning of the Arcadia Creek story, at least this new era that began in 2014. So I thought maybe we could use one, or a few, “catch”- updates! All aboard! To get where we are today, I had to start model railroading again from scratch. I was re-entering the hobby after more than … Continue reading →
20210201 – Contemplating Capitalism
Thinking through all of the stock market strife over the past week I find myself in agreement with Elon Musk; that short selling is not an ethical activity appropriate for a stock market. Practices like short selling make the stock market little more than a casino. How can it be an ethical and sound business practice to sell stock you … Continue reading →
20200712 – Freedom Stops Here
In a news video recently, I saw an anti-mask protester holding a sign that said, “My Freedom Doesn’t End Where Your Fear Begins”. While some of us may live in fear that we’ll contract the virus, most of us don’t fear the virus. We realize that risk is a part of life, and we should do what we can to … Continue reading →
20200701 – Now I Understand
Caution: If you and your spouse have ever suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth, or loss of a child, this may trigger an overwhelming emotional response and you may not want to read it.Continue reading →