Category Archives: Thoughts On Life

I Just Need Some Sunshine!

A view along the trail

A view along the trail

Here I sit in warm and sunny San Diego, California.

Ordinarily, I would be a happy camper to spend a few days exploring this area.

This particular trip is now stretching into 4 weeks. Today is my third day off for the 23 days I have been here.

I am a person who needs to spend a bit of time outside every now and again! We have been locked away in a windowless room, sequestered; trying to make sure the taxpayer is getting the best bang for the buck!
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Happy “Northern Hemisphere Hootie-Hoo Day!”



February 20th is known as Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day!

Hoo knew?

Actually, I ran across this holiday by accident while doing a bit of research for another holiday.

Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day is a copyrighted holiday from the folks over at www.wellcat.com. To celebrate this holiday, you are to go outside at high-noon and yell “Hoodie-Hoo” to get rid of those wintertime “blah’s” and get ready for spring.

I didn’t know that an “average joe” could create a holiday? An interesting thought for consideration.
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Goals and Goal Setting


Goal - James River Expedition
We all need goals, both personal and professional!

Think of it this way, without a goal, you are like a message in a bottle, just floating about with no direction or destination. A goal can be thought of as a desired result of something you what to have, to become, or to experience.

We all need goals, both personal and professional!

Think of it this way, with a goal, you are like a message in a bottle, just floating about with no direction or destination. A goal can be thought of as a desired result of something you what to have, to become, or to experience.

I was recently able to complete one of my own personal goals, –paddling the entire length of Virginia’s James River. The James is one of the longest rivers in America that begins and ends in the same state. I did this with my friend Scott; we completed the final leg of our expedition on October 26, 2014, navigating all passable sections of the 340-mile river from the Allegheny Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay.
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