Winter

Crossing the Winter Threshold Into Forever

When you are a kid, you look forward to snow.  You do not mind the cold, you like that it is slippery and that you can compact it into balls and toss it at your sister.  Having lived my childhood in a warmer climate in Arizona, winter snow was a…

Trying to capture the solemnity of the moment...

The Solemnity of the Moment: Cornfield on a Winter Morning

The other day I was in a rural area North of where I live driving from an appointment.  I stopped at an intersection, and took the photo below.  It was a winter morning and it was around 11 degrees outside.  The sky was a crisp blue, and the field was…

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…

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…

Sign

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…

Church signs

Inspirational Sign for the BrokenHearted

I do a lot of driving around to small communities as a Realtor, and I always try to pay attention to church signs when I see them.  Some are quite funny, some are inspirational, and others are just heart warming.  The other day I drove by this sign in front…

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…

Typewriters

The Fresh Magic of a New Year

January always impresses upon me the freshness of a New Year.  Thinking about the twelve months ahead seems somewhat magical in a sense.  It is like an clean sheet of paper in a typewriter, and you are at the keys waiting to write.  The air is crisp and cold, and…

Entitlement mentality will lead our nation to a total economic collapse.

Entitlement Nation: The Things No One is Talking About

I want to show you a photo in this blog post which I consider exemplifies the entitlement mentality our country in the USA has eroded into.  Take a look at this photo with a car parked in the handicapped parking area of a local Wal-Mart.  Not only does this person…

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Combating Drug Trafficking in Michigan

According to the department of Justice in Michigan, the largest threat to the State in terms of drug trafficking is the production of methamphetamine.  Primary trafficking routes consist of the major highways through the State, including I-94, I-69, I-80 and I-75.  In a report published in 2010, the major drugs…

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What About the Cork?

What about the cork? Have you ever gotten to the bottom of a bottle of wine among friends, and toss the bottle, only to discover at the end of the evening that he cork is still sitting somewhere to be found later? Sometimes it is sitting lonely on the corkscrew…