Newest USA Archery Level 1 Instructor

I just got the last email from USA Archery that all my pre-requisite checks were now complete.  I'm officially a Level 1 Archery Instructor!  I'm now qualified to teach beginning archery skills to 8-13 year old children.  While not a difficult process in general, it was actually more time-consuming that I had originally thought and … Continue reading Newest USA Archery Level 1 Instructor

I'm ready for a vacation

The last few months I've become painfully aware of one truth that I had, for years, denied myself from believing. It's the truth that unless something drastically changes in the lives of my family, we're going to forever be owing money to other people. Mortgage loan servicers, credit card companies, auto financiers, utility companies, insurance … Continue reading I'm ready for a vacation

As we head into Christmas…

This isn't my time of year, various posts in my archives all around this time show a common theme. While I generally don't get excited or drunk on the Christmas spirit, that doesn't mean I Scrooge on others that do. My approach is to establish clear boundaries with people so they know that I don't … Continue reading As we head into Christmas…

Holiday season relief for an introvert

It's no secret, yup, I'm an introvert. I prefer long stretches of time where it appears to an uninformed person that I may in fact be catatonic and unresponsive to external stimuli. I've never drooled on myself and why should I, I'm actually rather quite busy inside my own head. I'm a calm lake, windless … Continue reading Holiday season relief for an introvert

My trip to New York 9/11 Memorial

I spent this past Saturday at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, NY.  It was an experience I won't soon forget and had a greater impact on me than I had anticipated.  After reviewing all the picture that I took, I selected a few that expressed the most emotion as I walked … Continue reading My trip to New York 9/11 Memorial

Thank You Veterans

Today is Veterans Day. For those of you who get this confused with Memorial Day (which honors those who died while in Military service), here is the description of Veterans Day according to Wikipedia: Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who … Continue reading Thank You Veterans