It's that time of year again, not the time to make the changes (that's a day or so off), but the time to decide what changes to make. It is time to think about making changes come the new year. Time for the dreaded and oft maligned New Year Resolutions. I know. I know. I've said no more resolutions. But I'm breaking that particular resolution in order to not break the holiday tradition of making New Years Resolutions. Resolutions are decisions to do something or to not do something. You don't want to go overboard on this, or you'll set yourself up for failure. But at the same time making just one or two implies that you lack motivation or a desire to better yourself. So let's do five. Make a list of five decisions or resolutions you would ideally like to make happen in your life, then give some specifics as to how you will make that happen. What would success at those resolutions look like on a daily basis? I'll work on mine and we can share and compare
Merry Christmas from my family to your's. I hope your holiday season is full of joy and good tidings. In this picture I appear to be choking out the dog, but he was being a bit feisty and I was simply trying to direct him toward the camera; with very little success. The missus had this to say about it... Ever try to capture the traditional family portrait...where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling? Hope your holidays are filled with just as many smiles and laughs, as we had trying to take these pictures! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from our family to yours ~ Tyler, Zachary, Ronn, Heidi and Camden ...& (a sideways) Cooper! p.s. Cassie & Emma (our two cats) send their regards as well... I hope you had a great Christmas eve and that your Christmas day is everything you hope for.
In my continuing attempt to show you where I come from, I present you with the second in my series on personal influences. Here is a second selection of the characters who had the most lasting influence, or at least have provided the most lasting memories, for me as I have created myself in this life. So in no particular order I present these nine male role-models. James Bond, 007 - Thomas Magnum, Magnum P.I. - Mork from Ork, Mork and Mindy Dar, The Beast Master - Arthur Fonzarelli, Happy Days - Joe Hardy, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Michael Knight, Knight Rider - Kato, The Green Hornet - Ralph Hinkley, The Greatest American Hero
With the death of my father when I was four and the generally blase feelings I had toward my step-father growing up, I called upon a host of matinee idols on which to model my male ideal. Here is a selection of the characters who had the most lasting influence, or at least have provided the most lasting memories, for me as I have created myself in this life. So in no particular order I present these nine male role-models. Starbuck, Battlestar Galactica - Buck Rogers, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Bo "Bandit" Darville, Smokey and the Bandit - Evel Knievel, daredevil - Bo Duke, Dukes of Hazard Batman, - Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man - Superman