Live Your Passion!

What is your passion?  Mine is simply the passion of loving & living life!
I’m wondering if that’s more prevalent after retirement as in our younger years we seem to be too busy raising children, making money, and being dedicated to our jobs. 

It doesn’t have to be that way though as we don’t have to wait until we retire to live passionately!  Just take time each day to give thanks and absorb the wonder of gratitude.

For a long time my passion was technology and it still is, but photography has taken taken a large place in my heart the past few years.  When you love taking photos you become much more aware of the beauty that surrounds you and life is more pleasurable!

Look at the beauty of this picture taken of Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona during the summer months.

Oak Creek-Cezanne I 50%And now look at a winter view of almost the same place.
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It’s the breath taking beauty of this place we call “Earth.”  Beauty is everywhere, and now with the advent of smartphones we have a camera wherever we go!

Take lots of photos, because when you leave this earth those are the memories that you will leave behind!

“Live with passion, in a constant state of joy, and with an attitude of gratitude!”

The Best Christmas Gift of All !


Years ago Christmas was simple.  Families gathered, went to church, had a nice dinner together, and celebrated the true meaning of the day.  Presents were few and mostly homemade.

Now I know we can’t go back to “The Little House on the Prairie,” but we can bring back a few basics.  Number one is not feeling like you have to buy a hundred presents and even worse putting them on your credit card. 

Number two is that we live in a world of advanced technology, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could all put our iPads and iPhones down when the family is together.  Maybe we could actually engage in a conversation!  This holds true not only for Christmas but throughout the year.

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year.  It’s a time to experience joy, reflect on times past, and make plans for the future.  It’s a time to find inner peace and experience less stress instead of more.

The best Christmas gift of all is giving gratitude.  Make it a point this year to make a list of things you are grateful for.  You will love the feeling it will give you.  Make it a point to write a note or tell someone in person that you are grateful for them.

Take a moment, right now, close your eyes, take several deep breaths, and give thanks for all that you have and for who you are.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

Your Cell Phone Number

Here’s a quick tip about your cell phone.  Never give your number to anyone on the Internet.

A lot of websites including Facebook will occasionally give you a message that says “For increased account security, please furnish your cell phone number.”  No, I don’t think so!

The Internet already knows enough about us as it is let alone giving them our phone number.

This Blog is on the roll….

In the past I wasn’t very efficient at posting thoughts here, but that’s changing now as the result of not authoring Cyber News anymore. 

This is even a better way of keeping friends and former Cyber News readers informed as to technology, photography, and other fun things because stuff can be posted at any time rather than just once a month.

The emails have been pouring in with accolades and comments regarding the cancellation of Cyber News and I thank you most humbly!  I have to admit a few of them brought tears.  I’ll try to reply to each one.

Many of you said that “when one door is closed another one will open.”  Well, within hours an opportunity came for me to be a featured photographer on a new International web site.  I am flattered and excited.  I’ll tell you all about it as the project materializes.

Stay tuned my friends……..and enjoy each minute of this day!