Life is Simple…Keep it Simple!

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” –Leonardo da Vinci

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I do not have the answer to the question “what is life?”. To be honest, I never tried to find the answer to this question; maybe I know I am not that intelligent to find the answer. But my approach towards life is very simple. I believe life is very simple; we humans make it complicated by our desires. So, why make life a complex one, by knowing that we can keep it simple? I am not sure this attitude will make you successful in life or not; but I can guarantee you this attitude will help you to be happy. Continue reading

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Not Your Ordinary Orchard

As the Summer blues and greens give way to Autumn’s browns, reds, and yellows, we can count on a few things for sure.  The sun will rise and fall with unspeakable grace and natural beauty, the clear night sky will dazzle our senses with its dancing stars, Halloween and Thanksgiving are fast approaching, the odor of freshly burning wood will fill our homes, and a visit to the local orchard will be in order. Continue reading

Anatomy 101

Like most parents, my wife and I spend most of our free time (free time…what’s that!?) with our children attempting to educate them on life lessons such as sharing and saying please and thank you as well as counting, differentiating between colors, all the different types of animals, and so on.  I remember doing this with all my children when they were about a year or so old where we’d also ask them basic questions about their anatomy.  For instance, where’s your nose?  Where’s your eyes?  Where’s your mouth, etc.  Again and again, we’d ask our toddler children these same questions and while doing so, we’d point to that particular body part until they got it down pat.  After much repetition, our kids were able to identify their nose, eyes, mouths, fingers, toes, amongst other parts.  Given the assumed thought process and attention span of a toddler, this process is truly a remarkable feat of accomplishment!

My son is now 19 months old and is getting pretty good at this little game, except he has one thing confused…

Rest assured, my wife and I will continue to work on this…