Surge

This past weekend a volcano erupted in the ocean by the Island of Tonga; this created a Tsunami in the Pacific Ocean. From what I understand the coasts of Oregon and Northern California were hardest hit on the West Coast of the United States. Fortunately, Southern California, where my partner has her boat, was not…

Today….

Today I am very grateful for two very specific things that are in my life. I love both of them very much. The first is the sport of futbol/soccer. I love being a part of the referee community. I am paid to exercise, while I get to watch one of the world’s greatest sports, all…

I haven’t a clue

I really have no one thing that I am overly grateful for today, that I would like to share with the world. There are so many things that I am grateful for, that I have shared multiple times. I am always grateful for my health, for having a roof over my head and for the…

It’s a Ride

Even very successful people have ups and downs; they enjoy the ups and plan for the downs. I feel that I am currently having an upswing in my life; or maybe I am just becoming more positive with my attitude regarding my life. Business seems to be moving in the correct direction and even amongst…

Far Out

This morning I woke up at my normal time, around 04:00 in the morning. The thing that made today a little different was that today I have a client, who is in Canada on East Coast time, that I had to be ready to work with by 05:00 in the morning. This disrupted my normal…

Wow! It’s Thursday already.

It is hard for me to believe that it is Thursday already. I am currently sitting on a private boat in the Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles area, watching the rain and listening to Cal State Long Beach’s radio station, which plays some of the best jazz. Life is good. It is not my…

The Spirit

Yesterday was my Fifty-fifth birthday. I spent most of the day driving through the Central Valley of California. Not a great way to spend a birthday? I think that it was. I was accompanied by my partner, a wonderful lady who I absolutely love. We picked up some dinner and headed over to the house…

Been a while

Last night I was invited to have dinner and attend a L.A. Clippers basketball game with an old family friend. The last time that he and did this together was probably Thirty years ago, when we went to the Improv in Hollywood during the middle of the week, to celebrate my Twenty-fifth birthday. That was…

In Your Health

Yesterday I had an appointment with Dr. Cohn of the Cohn Health Center in Costa Mesa California. The appointment was made for me by my partner, Grace. I usually have a physical every year about this time of year, so I agreed and went to the appointment. The only thing that I knew about Doctor…

And if it Rains

Yesterday was my last day of school for the Fall Semester. I am so very Grateful that it was yesterday and not today. Yesterday it was cold, very overcast and the wind was blowing about seven knots. This was not an ideal day for finishing my Keel Boat Sailing class. Today it is raining hard,…

Officially

Today was a good day. I officiated two high school soccer games. The other two officials were great to work with; one is a PRO referee, he officiates MLS, USL WUSL games. What a great experience. Also one of my partners, who struggles with delegation, gave me some work to do next week. I am…

It is Me

Popeye used to say, “I yam what I yam.” That is me! I am who I am and I can be nothing else. I am very grateful that I have the drive and knowledge to want to continue to improve upon myself. I am grateful that I have family, friends and a wonderful partner who…