“Marathon,”


The idea to participate in the marathon was initiated during an employees meeting when I quickly volunteered to support the team. A total of 14 employees rounded out the team which included the general manager and vice president. Everyone remained enthusiastic throughout two months of training because they worked half days on Mondays and Fridays. On the last Saturday of April, the momentous day arrived, … Continue reading “Marathon,”

“Expert.”


A forensic psychologist, a forensic accountant, and forensic fingerprint expert, were summoned to court as witnesses for the prosecution. Because of the rule on witnesses, they were all forbidden to talk about the case as they sat in the waiting room outside the courtroom. After 20-min they began discussing the weather, sports, and soon they started debating who expertise was more valuable for the prosecution. … Continue reading “Expert.”

Complicated


So, life is relatively easy. You are born, you love parents, family friends, and caregivers Follow the basic moral rules of life, don’t lie, cheat, steal, or harm another person or animal. Attend school, learn lessons from parents, elders, and teachers. Achieving levels of education, to pay bills, to quench desires of want and need. (PS: learning doesn’t stop with certificates or degrees.) Pair with … Continue reading Complicated

“My Hero”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “My Hero.” Who’s your hero? Tell us a story about why that person plays such an important role in your life. The word “Hero” is defined as a person who is admired for great or brave acts and or fine qualities. When I was growing up in the 70’s, I never looked upon any particular person as … Continue reading “My Hero”

To -Do? Done!


To-Do? Done! (Daily Prompt) http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/to-do-done/Quickly list five List the thing I would change in your life. Now, write a post about a day in your life once all five have been crossed off your to-do list. Learned spanish Stayed in the military Stayed in Europe Completed my time in college Tour the western portions of the US Now in that I’m in retirement, my life is continually, … Continue reading To -Do? Done!

The light of day


It is 2:00 AM and for the past eight hours of a twelve-hour shift, it is still raining. I only just want to rest my eyes as I lay on the ground guarding my perimeter position. I remain awake fighting off sleep trying to stay alerted and prepared to listen for any movement of my enemy. My shift ends at 6:00 am, but when I … Continue reading The light of day

Retirement and my big brother


I was recently talking with family members who gathered for a family reunion, and I recognized that I and a female cousin are the only immediate family members of our generation who have retired to enjoy hobbies and activities at our leisure. I thought of my now deceased parents who retired but never took advantage to live out their dreams and desires. When my mother … Continue reading Retirement and my big brother

Changing Times; Student Loan Forgiveness


I recall as a child hearing my father, mother, family members and their friends talk about how growing up they had it so hard as opposed to how easy my brother and sisters had it during the 60’s and 70’s. One tale I heard is of how my dad slopped hogs, fed chickens, used an out house, and walked to school eight to ten miles … Continue reading Changing Times; Student Loan Forgiveness