Be Kind to Animals

On our recent vacation to Ireland, Sarah and I were relaxing.  I was out on the balcony doing my thing….drinking a whiskey, smoking a cigar, and reading a book entitled Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself by Zachary Anderegg.   This particular book is about a dog that had...
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Take Time to Relax

On a recent vacation to Ireland,  Sarah and I were part of a 7 day programmed tour.  The tour operator had decided to make day 4 a “free day” to allow the folks on the tour to do whatever they wanted on that particular day. Many folks scheduled something else to do. ...
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Roots of Your Raising Run Deep

During our recent trip to Ireland, Sarah and I both worked to find out more about our ancestors.  With names like Lynch and Cockerham (Sarah’s maiden name) we were sure there had to be some connection back to Ireland.  We were not disappointed. I believe it is...
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The True Meaning of Independence Day

As we pause to celebrate Independence Day this month, let’s ensure we focus on the right things.  Over time, 4th of July celebrations have become all about BBQ and festivities, without really thinking about what it means to be free.   Freedom isn’t free, and someone...
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