Children&Experiences&Grandchildren11 Dec 2014 09:22 am

There is nothing better in life than “Children and Grandchildren”. Just saying.

Weather22 Nov 2014 01:05 pm

Winter is coming. It is so certain now. More than 50% of the country is covered in snow and above and beyond that it is cold outside. The days are growing shorter, and the nights seem oh so much longer and drab. I am a creature of the light. The dark depresses me.

Life Experiences18 Sep 2014 06:03 am

Some days I just get reflective about what might have happened in my life. I sometimes wonder what could have been. I imagine. Regardless, It is what it is. I haven’t accomplished a lot that I thought I would. In the world of men, I have not been quite what I “imagined”. John Lennon wrote his song Beautiful Boy which really laid it out as to what is important, and that life is what happens while you make other plans. Here it is below.

Close your eyes
Have no fear
The monster’s gone
He’s on the run and your daddy’s here
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Before you go to sleep
Say a little prayer
Every day in every way
It’s getting better and better

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Out on the ocean sailing away
I can hardly wait
To see you come of age
But I guess we’ll both just have to be patient
‘Cause it’s a long way to go
A hard row to hoe
Yes it’s a long way to go
But in the meantime

Before you cross the street
Take my hand
Life is what happens to you
While you’re busy making other plans

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Before you go to sleep
Say a little prayer
Every day in every way
It’s getting better and better

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Darling, darling, darling
Darling Sean

Life certainly is what happens while you are making other plans.

Being An American17 Sep 2014 06:02 am

Michigan has been a big part of my life. It is a place that I never thought I would visit, let alone live there. It started innocently enough with just a two year time for school. It turned into almost 10 years of my life and my family’s lives. Most of our children were born there. I still think about the place even though I haven’t been in Michigan since 1991.

This week we will be there with Michael and Katie. I am sure in 23 years it has changed a lot. However, I am not quite sure what to expect and whether or not the places I remember will still be the same. I am sure they won’t be the same. It will be interesting though to see where we have lived, to go to the games with my son, and to be there in the fall. The change of colors can be so beautiful.

Weather15 Sep 2014 07:49 pm

Today is the middle of September, September 15. It should be cooling down a little bit and the recent heavy rains had me convinced it was early autumn. Silly me. Instead, today is really warm and feels like summer has come back. The only thing that helps me believe that this warm streak is temporary is the fact that a Hurricane is slamming into Cabo San Lucas and the moisture from that storm is soon supposed to be drawn up into Utah and the cooler weather and the moisture is supposed to restart the monsoon rains at the end of the week. Well, we shall see. We shall see.

Health&Showing My Age06 Sep 2014 05:25 am

They call your senior years the Golden Years. Not!!! I have a ton of aches and pains. My knees are in constant pain. Weather knee is active when the weather changes which is what happened today. I am always tired. I don’t believe that Getting Older is better.

The Weather of My Mind&Weather05 Sep 2014 05:04 am

The weather is still warm. We have had a little rain today which means that the relative wet rainy weather may continue. However, despite all of these summer type symptoms, there is a hint of fall. The leaves in a few localized places are changing color. Last night when I was taking the garbage out it was cold with a little bite. The days continue to get shorter. Being an early riser, I now do that in the dark and it is harder to get out of bed. Football has begun. High Schools, colleges, and the Pros are all going and playing is in full swing. Yes, there is a Hint of Fall. Next will come snow.

Human Nature&Truisms in Life&Working day to day03 Sep 2014 05:29 am

Working in a different work office has reminded me of the Dance. At my previous office, many of the employees were much older and not part of the “dating” game. At this office, many of the employees are much younger and still in the game. They are actively associating with the opposite sex and trying to make sure that the dance has been successful. I am reminded that the race will go on, assuming we don’t cause racial extinction first.

Traditions29 Aug 2014 10:13 pm

Well, today we are full swing into Payson’s Onion Days. I never thought I would live in a community where the community celebration would be named after something like an Onion. A lot of people don’t even like Onions but here we go. We have the Grand Onion Days Parade. I will be a part of that event. We have fireworks tonight that will go off. We have all kinds of Onion related activities and events. I just think sometimes I would like my Labor day weekend not to have a conflict. If I were not a city elected official, I could just leave down all the time. Rather than Freedom, I am always here for Onion Days.

Space&Whimsical11 Aug 2014 09:26 pm

Last night I went out and took a look to the east just over the mountain to see the “Supermoon”. What is that? Well, once a year the moon gets closer to the earth by about 20,000 miles. Wikipedia defines a Supermoon as “the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term “Supermom” is not astronomical, but originated in modern astrology.[1] The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the Supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but the evidence of such a link is widely held to be unconvincing.” Well, it didn’t look so super to me. OF course, I didn’t see it right after the moon came up but it looked pretty much the same to me.

Next Page »