Thursday, December 29, 2011


I often wonder what the future holds for me, reflecting on the past year and looking to the future. I am sure some people maybe be a little cautious or nervous based on what we have heard about the Mayan calendar. Who can forget Y2K? As you travel on your journey, what are you reflecting on and looking forward to? Don't let the external factors change your internal disposition! Journey on!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Time Flies!

As I look out the window, I have realized that I haven't blogged for awhile so here goes. My journey has been very busy and caused me to look at how I was spending my time.I have decided to combine all my blogs which may be great news for you.
Some entries may include items about my Catholic faith, music and musicals, books, movies, etc. You get the point. I hope you evaluate how you spend your time on your journey.
 One of my favorite songs is by a group called Small Potatoes. The song is Time Flies. I hope you give a listen.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Change ahead!

Twice a year, I evaluate my life and look at the things that need to be changed. As students return the classroom, I examine my own life lessons, setting goals and priorities. Personally, some of these changes will be difficult, but most will be fairly easy. For my readers (which I am grateful for), I will be doing more blogging. My changes include the realms of "spiritual, physical, emotional, financial and creative". This blog will also include audio content on occasion, which will allow you to listen and not always have to read.
 In my life, the times I've noticed that my world becomes stagnant or depressing, I have learned it is because I have not been using my "creativity".  I am very excited about these changes and look forward to inspiring you on your journey. My challenge: If your life is stagnant or depressing, a better life is only a "change " away. It might not be easy. It might take all your strength. It might challenge you in ways you never thought possible. It will be worth it. Don't complain about your circumstances, change them. On your journey there will be many changes. Be the Change!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I hope everyone had a great Fourth Of July celebration! It is hard to believe that summer is here. As I was celebrating by spending time with family, I took the time to remember those who have and those who are fighting for our freedom. Also I took time to remember the families who are making a sacrifice as well.
I hope along with the outdoor barbecues, fireworks, parades, etc. you took time to remember and honor those heroes. We all know that Freedom isn't Free! I hope you enjoy and appreciate your freedom on your journey!
                                                      Journey On!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The End of the World

Harold Camping predicted the end of the world would come on May 21, 2011. The same guy originally predicted the world would end September 6, 1994. This posting is not to make fun of or criticize Mr. Camping, but to think about this reality: There will be a point in time when your physical life will end, no matter what religion you are. Death is a reality. The question I ask is what would you do do if you knew it was your last day, your last hour, your last minute? Every day you are one day closer. Every hour you are one hour closer. Every minute, you are a minute closer. A positive thought to ponder: How would you spend this time if you knew it was your last day on this earth? In an interview, Michael Landon made the comment that they should tell us that we are dying! Remember to live each day as if it were your last and one day you will be right! Journey on!

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Matter of Perspective!

My wife always reminds me that everything in our lives is always "a matter of perspective". Most of us have those years or times when we are "soul searching". During this period in my life,  I was "positive" about life but "negative" about my situation and myself. I realized that I needed to work on how I felt about myself and situation. Through wonderful self-help books and Cds, I have done that. There are a lot of resources we can you use to turn on journey from "negative" to "positive". No matter where you are at on this journey of life, a lot of times you just need to change your perspective. Journey On!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Why Saint Patrick's Day Matters! March 17th

When George Washington took office in 1789, there were 30,000 Catholics in America. John Adams said they were "scarce as earthquakes." But by 1850, Catholics had become—and remain, today—the country's largest religious denomination. One factor explains this growth: immigration. Since the Irish were the first immigrants to significantly impact Catholic American life, and with St. Patrick's Day approaching, this week offers a good moment to examine their experiences and their impact.
Perhaps no immigrant group has been a greater force on American Catholicism, both in numbers and leadership. Irish immigration had been steady since colonial times, but until the 1840s it was mainly Protestant. By 1800, about 80 percent of Ireland was Catholic, but before the infamous "Penal Laws" were removed, they couldn't vote or hold office, and many professions were closed to them.
Between 1780 and 1840, Ireland's population nearly doubled. Even in the pre-Famine years, poverty was widespread. The social reformer Frederick Douglassvisited in 1845. A former slave, he commented: "of all the places to witness human misery, ignorance, degradation, filth and wretchedness, an Irish hut is preeminent." The peasant diet consisted almost entirely of potatoes, a fairly nutritious food.
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Enjoy! Have a Happy Saint Patrick'a Day!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cowardly Lion!

 I recently experienced the same thing the cowardly lion did in the Wizard of Oz. I wasn't "cowardly" but was in a place where I was upset and frustrated with myself. A very special person in my life showed me the "king" I was inside to rise above this situation. On your journey, know that you can rise above the challenges and the frustrations, and become the "king" or "queen" you were meant to be. Journey On!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

One of my favorite television shows is Glee. A recent episode called "Fireworks" was considered the shows "Valentines" episode. What surprised me about the episode was the ending. Kurt and the "Warblers" sang at a lonely hearts club dinner. Some of the characters, for whatever reason, were alone on Valentine's day.
As you celebrate this day with that special person in your life, I hope you reach out to those who are alone and maybe lonely. Could be a widow, shut-in, or someone in the hospital. On your journey I hope you take time to read about the life of St. Valentine and celebrate this day of love!

Monday, January 31, 2011


On my journey, there have been times when I find myself in a rut, and haven't had much to smile about or laugh. Recently while listening to one of my favorite pod casts, I was reminded that smiling and laughing are good for a person and even healthy! No matter how busy your life gets, I hope you do things that make your smile. I enjoy playing one of my musical instruments. That will usually put a smile on my face! Could be talking to a friend, watching a funny movie, or a favorite hobby of yours! I hope on your journey you take time to smile and laugh!
Remember the secret to life is to enjoy the journey! Smile! Laugh! Journey!