Achievement Unlocked: Six-Figure Salary

unsplash-logoPhoto by Adi Goldstein I reached a milestone this month. After twenty plus years in the workforce, I finally broke the six-figure mark. I’m happy. My wife is as happy for me as I was for her when she crossed the line. My manager was happy for me because who doesn’t like giving good news? … Read more


This really shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is to me. For the last 7 years, the lights on my garage have been on. The previous owner either installed them himself or had a friend put them in. They were on a circuit that couldn’t be turned off and on. So, they were on, … Read more

Tomorrow Isn’t Promised

unsplash-logoPhoto by Dustin Groh Tomorrow is my Mom’s birthday. Or it would have been. She passed away earlier in the year and it’s still hard to process sometimes. She’d always had such big plans for what she wanted to do in retirement. She wanted to travel. To go to new places and see new things. … Read more

The Pursuit of Happiness

I realized a couple of things after writing my first post:  Writing something worthwhile is hard. Writing something truthful is even harder.  This isn’t going to be a long post, but it will be truthful. What does happiness mean to me? I’m not sure I believe happiness is something you find at the end of a … Read more