The Beat Goes On

Thoughts on Travel, Career, Spiritual Matters and Other Stuff

World War 2 Tour

I have just returned from a two-week trip to Europe, the focus of which was World War 2 history. Many organized trips are available for those interested in World War 2 history. I could not find a trip that matched… Continue Reading →

The Crash

It was the beginning of a new year. I was helping my son move into his new house. I was returning home with my dog in the back seat, riding in his kennel. I was driving down a feeder road… Continue Reading →

Another Farewell Tour

About a year ago, I stopped writing blog entries. My reasons for stopping were centered around the life changes induced by my daughter Rachel’s passing. Like rock bands that take multiple farewell tours, I am back writing for a while…. Continue Reading →

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 →

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