Old School…Ring, Ring!

I was cleaning the basement last weekend and moving file boxes around and a AT&T bill dropped on the floor. I picked it up and it was a bill from the 1980’s  Funny enough the total for our local and long distance service was $74.65 a month. In the next box was my family’s 2014Continue reading “Old School…Ring, Ring!”

How Germane!

My good friend Jan has challenged me and some others to Blog Throw down for National Blog Posting Month. The challenge is to write a blog each day in the month of November. It is truly german that I have accepted a challenge from Jan. She is an outstanding author; publishing professional reports, system analysis,Continue reading “How Germane!”

Happy Birthday in Heaven…

I was talking to my Mom today and she told me a story about her sister Dolores. Today is Aunt Dolores’s birthday. Birthdays were very important to Aunt. We have close to 100 family members in our family and her goal in her life was to remember every last one of them. Mom reminded meContinue reading “Happy Birthday in Heaven…”

Never too old, never to young.

Traveling, I met a young professional while eating dinner at a restaurant bar. Eating at the bar is the best strategy when traveling alone. It always results in the most interesting meal and company. Without failure this particular night proved to most enjoyable.  He was visiting the university and interviewing for graduate school to obtainContinue reading “Never too old, never to young.”

Another day another…

How do you know that you are the right person for the job? Can you make yourself fall in love with your work? Can you challenge yourself to become more passionate about what you do from day-to-day? The following are four challenges that can create balance in your life.  Quality time-In a typical work weekContinue reading “Another day another…”

OMG….A Pink Panther?

Ladies and gentleman: The story you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. It is the long and short of it! It was a typical day in the camp, all the very important people (VIP) were around the canteen waiting for their turn to for painting andContinue reading “OMG….A Pink Panther?”

The long and short of it!

My life is interesting and my experience rich.  Along side my journey, I have always tried to stretch, take risks and be the change. This is both a skill and talent I work hard to develop. This philosophy has lead to some pretty outrageous experiences that folks in my life call:  “True to John form.”Continue reading “The long and short of it!”

True to form-The long and short of it.

Once upon a decade I had this prodigious opportunity to master my profession. I was a senior at the university in OT school and was provided with the opportunity of a life time. My professor, Mary Pat, challenged me with an internship. She has always been my mentor and life-long friend. The internship was the possibilityContinue reading “True to form-The long and short of it.”

La dolce vita!

A memory appeared in my thoughts of a particular day Diane and I shared in Tuscany. While walking through streets of Florence Italy, we discovered the Trevi Fountain. Watching in wonder, we saw the couples around the fountain, children skipping on the piazza and men/men and women/women strolling arm in arm, as Italians do. TheContinue reading “La dolce vita!”

Does a “true” friend tell you there is pepper in your teeth?

I have been thinking about this blog for weeks and how I would give it the justice it deserves. Carefully thought, reflecting enough heart and soul and character so others can appreciate the inspiration of my experience. What are the ingredients that form a friendship? Is it a like experience or similar interests? Is it aContinue reading “Does a “true” friend tell you there is pepper in your teeth?”