The Beat Goes On

Thoughts on Travel, Career, Spiritual Matters and Other Stuff

A Time for Everything Under the Sun

Everything has a lifecycle. From inception to relevance to demise, the process is natural. I have decided to stop writing this blog for a few reasons. First, a decade has passed since I worked in the corporate world. My experience… Continue Reading →

Hope for Haiti’s Children

I hope folks in the USA had a good Thanksgiving holiday. It has been 4 months since I posted a blog entry. If you recall, my last entry was about my trip to Greece and Turkey. I have yet to… Continue Reading →

Greece and Turkey Part 2

Welcome to part two of my trip to Greece and Turkey. When I am asked about my highlight of the trip, the city of Ephesus is at the top of the list. The ancient city of Ephesus is located near… Continue Reading →

Greece and Turkey

I recently completed a trip to Greece and Turkey. The theme of this trip was following in the apostle Paul’s footsteps on his missionary journey. As you can tell from the theme, the broad focus was on history with a… Continue Reading →

Northern Lights

I recently returned from a trip to Norway to see the Northern Lights. My daughter Rachel always wanted to see the Northern Lights. She would send me pictures asking, “when are we going to see the Northern Lights?” We could… Continue Reading →


I have been thinking about leadership lately. This topic is a bit trite as there is abundant material available. I decided to outline my personal views on leadership for what it is worth. I have never taken a class on… Continue Reading →

Decisions, Decisions

A few weeks ago, my wife and I spent some time at our lake house. Even though I planned to return to Houston after a few days, we decided to bring our dog, Brutus. I should clarify, Brutus belonged to… Continue Reading →

Yellowstone Musings

I have just returned from a 5-day trip to Yellowstone National Park, and I do not feel the urge to describe the logistics or elements of a trip to Yellowstone. There are plenty of resources covering this topic, and I… Continue Reading →

Hold On To Memories

It has been a year since my daughter passed away. This has been the most challenging year of my life. I have experienced the loss of close family before with the passing of my father and sister; these events pale… Continue Reading →

The Model

As mentioned several times on this blog, I am an aviation geek. This is a long-held passion that started in my youth. When I was a child, many of my friends were building great looking plastic models. I decided it… Continue Reading →

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