Miller Time

It’s been a long week. I couldn’t race out the office door fast enough today. Not that I don’t like my coworkers or the job. It’s just time to take a mental recharge.

I don’t even have the time to finish writing today’s blog and my first beer is poured.

The crisp fizz hit my tongue and a rush of sensations came over me. Ah… simply refreshing. Memories of underage drinking of cheap beers to last year’s plane rides and cold ales after take off. There’s an idea that enjoying a cold beer just feels normal. Not drinking to get wasted. Just a sample of cold, liquified fermentation has become a part of my dietary desires.

Chilled, crisp and exactly what was needed to start my weekend. A small break from responsibilities. A mental vacation away from the hustle and bustle of moving trains.

Happy Friday to my Readership! This glass is raised to you!

Put Up Your Feet Once In A While

When you’re good at what you do, you can put your feet up and watch as the world unfolds around you.

I’m a good father.  My wife is a good mother.  And our children are really good humans in the making.  My wife and I have shown them the proper way to behave and act.  It’s nice to be able to sit back and watch them now.  

Back in 2011, we had two Pokémon trainers and a Pikachu.


They’ve each created their own persona and have become kind and caring individuals.  They’ve made friends in some of the most unlikely ways.  Our son has friends ranging in age from 2 to 80.  Our eldest daughter has a fan club.  Our middle daughter makes friends with everyone she meets and can always bring a smile to your face.


After years of encouragement, I can finally put my feet up and watch them.  They won’t need me to guide them as much any more.  Maybe a little nudge once in a while… but I won’t need to be hovering over them.