Beets

All-Natural Health Benefits of Beets

Beets are one of those foods that might surprise you with their hidden All-Natural health benefits.  Beets can help lower blood pressure, in a matter of hours.  There was once a study done where candidates drank beet juice, and their blood pressure has fallen by as much as 4-5 points….

Grocery Store

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…

Maya Angelou

I will miss you Maya Angelou

Today the news came out that Maya Angelou passed away in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the age of 86.  She was perhaps most famous for her bestseller autobiography ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings‘ as well as many other inspirational writings.  She was a mentor for Oprah Winfrey, and…

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What was your favorite baseball movie?

Favorite Baseball Movies Some of the best sports movies of all time are baseball movies.  I tend to find I gravitate towards movies that romanticize baseball, and I never tire of watching them.  Perhaps my earliest favorite baseball movies were ‘The Natural‘ with Robert Redford, and ‘Field of Dreams‘ with…

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

Living the Magic: A Walk on the Lighter Side

We spend our days walking through this world with our daily trappings and responsibilities, but quite often we forget to live.  In early spring while it was still cold outside, and the winter seemed like it would never end I wrote and published a short book entitled ‘Living the Magic: A…

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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…

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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A Day of Writing

Sundays have become my day to disconnect and focus on my writings.  I usually devote my day to working on my book projects, after finishing any basic chores I have allotted myself for the day to accomplish.  The majority of has become my day to absorb myself in my blog writing, book…

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Hot Air Balloons Make Time Stand Still

The hot air balloons that cross the skies of Battle Creek in the summer months of July each year are part of the joy of living in my town.  A few years ago I attended and filmed a ‘Balloon Illume’ event at the Field of Flight Air Show near the…

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…

Tekonsha, Michigan

Tekonsha, Michigan

Driving through small communities like Tekonsha, Michigan always reminds me of the classic community spirit of America’s past.  This small community boasts it is a ‘Small village with a big Heart’ on its signs as you enter.  The village population has remained in the low 700’s with a slight increase…