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Why be Quiet at the Grocery Store?

Why by quiet at the grocery store? Why is everyone so somber or intently quiet at the grocery store, with perhaps the exception of  the occasional child who wants to pressure their mother for a cereal or candy?  The next time you walk around the grocery store, observe people.  Some…

Cows are content at being cows.

Cow Contentment

Is it me, or do cows in general seem to be content with their existence?  I was driving through the country recently, and pulled over by the side of the road to take a few photos of some cows.  They were grazing in a partially snow covered dirt and grassy…

Sunset off Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

A Walk in the Sun

When you live in a colder climate, like Michigan, and the temperatures plummet to the single digits, one yearns for a walk in the sun.  When summer is here, and I can walk freely around outside with merely a T-shirt and shorts on, winter seems so far away.  Right now…

The remains of a once grand tree stands against the backdrop of a morning sky in Michigan.

A Forgotten Tree of Yesteryear

I was traveling through the rural community of Dowling, Michigan in my work as a Realtor recently, and paused to take a photo of this tree with its backdrop against the morning sky.  It was not what one could consider to be a living tree any longer, although there does…

Imagine the chains that would fall away if one realized they were truly immortal?

The Incredible Possibilities of Being Immortal

I was having a spiritual and philosophical discussion with a colleague the other day on the subject of life.  He was surmising that one lives, and that when one’s time has come, they die.  Further, he was expressing the idea of a divine plan for an individual, and that whatever…

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Lake Effect Snow: Trapped on the Corner of Winter Street & Cabin Fever

Lake effect snow began falling today in Southwest Michigan.  It started last night, but picked up early this morning.  It tends to bring about a claustrophobic sensation in me every time I experience heavy snow fall.  I do not know why.  Perhaps it is deep rooted in the sub-conscious fueled…

The Ultimate Air Dog Competition

Dogs With Hang Time

I thought I would share another of my favorite videos that I ever made today. It is a compilation of dogs jumping in the ultimate ‘Air dog’ competition that I attended some time ago. It was a fund summer event as part of a dog show, and the dogs would…

Walking through the snow

Walking Through January

January is a time when the snow leaves you surrounded by a blanket of white.  Footprints across the blanket leaves a trace like soft frosting on cake. Such is the time when walking in January on a cold winter day. Misery is easy, happiness you have to work at.  It…

Nature Inspiration

Say Goodbye to 2012: Take Control of Your Dreams

Whenever I close out a year, I try to reflect on my life and see what I have accomplished in the last year.  I do not try to dwell on the bad things that happened, but instead focus on all the good in my life in the last twelve months. …

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Kissing a Toad, Hoping for a Prince

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I visited Miami, Florida.  On Sunday, my wife and I took time to visit a tourist trap in the Everglades where they took you on a boat ride and then you got to sit in at a small nature show.  As part of the nature show,…

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Armless Man Creates Artwork

While visiting Miami, Florida on vacation, I came across this man who was painting a picture wile sitting out in front of a museum.  He was born without arms, and was therefore drawing the picture with his feet.  Amazing to observe, but also impossible to forget.  I cannot help but…

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Thanksgiving Day Quotes for Reflection in 2011

Being that today is Thanksgiving in the USA, I thought I would share some famous quotes about the holiday.  Here are some that I found that I thought would be fun to share: “The observance of Thanksgiving Day–as a function–has become general of late years. The Thankfulness is not so…