A birthday video for granddaughter, Carys

Granddaughter Carys recently celebrated her fourth birthday.

Here’s a video — mainly for family — but available for anyone who would like to view to enjoy.

And her brother Dylan didn’t do to bad in the gift department, either.

Happy birthday, Carys!

Power and influence without trying

Power and influence.

There are people in this world who thrive on it, who want to be in charge, want to be the boss, who want to dictate how things are done and how people act. Usually they are the CEO’s of large companies. Sometimes they are the people who simply started their own businesses and often they are the heirs who take over a business after grandpa or daddy or both have made the business a success.

Then there are those people who get that little taste of authority and let it go to their heads such as TSA agents, neighborhood watch folks, crossing guards, and airline attendants. (Before you start sending nasty emails or begin writing hateful remarks, I don’t mean every person that works in one of these jobs!) Continue reading

The wisdom of Rose

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Good friend, Carl Hanson, passed this along to me in an email. I’m passing it along to you.)

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” Continue reading

Birthday, tickle monster, and fishing leaves little time to write




Check! Continue reading

Web master? Hmmm…maybe not!

As of Tuesday night (April 10, 2012), I am an expert in web development and design.


Calm your fears because I have the certificates to prove it! Continue reading

Johnson County Election Commissioner’s blog diary

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Johnson County Election Commissioner Brian Newby has a blog called Election Diary. We urge you to take a look.)

You may remember that I suffered a broken ankle, with surgery needed.

I’ve been awaiting my time with THE ankle guy, and I’ll be wheeled into surgery tomorrow morning.  Crutches for a couple of months–at least our election flurry is over.  I’m hoping this is the ultimate, “Measure twice, cut once,” moment.

What this has done is set up three phases for the first half of my year.  The first phase is over: pre-surgery, April 11, where I focused on wrapping up everything with our spring elections……

To read more, check out Brian’s blog by clicking here.

Mail tampering or mail fraud? You decide

Are you tired of paying taxes to support Johnson County Community College? Do you think you were scammed into voting to have your tax dollars support the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle?

If so, then consider joining my organization: Johnson Countians Against Frivolous Tax Spending (JCAFTS). Continue reading

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