Category Archives: Appreciation

(Issue #617) Appreciating in Front of Me


Too often we become distracted about what will be or what has been, at the expense of what is now.~~~~~ Posts on this blog have addressed the power of staycations. (Like here and here.) And before “virtual” became synonymous with … Continue reading

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(Issue #600!) A Thankfulness Alphabet


May you give yourself time to reflect on your list of thanks and appreciation. ~~~~~ When feeling down, doubtful, or disappointed, I find it helpful to remind myself of the good people, experiences, and things that surround me each day. … Continue reading

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(Issue #598) Spirituality and the Ocean


The ocean does not judge. It is.And the is provides a sense of now and the future. ~~~~~ Most mornings find Roxie and me on the beach watching the sunrise. Roxie scratches the sand and nestles in while I take … Continue reading

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(Issue #594) The Sunrise is the Experience


Color. Texture. Sound. Feel. Location. Sea Life. Energy. Self. ~~~~~ Heard it again. About sunrise and redundancy. “I don’t get it. Sunrise, again? Why bother? They all look the same!” Were to begin? First, I’ll offer that one may prefer … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Lifeguard Stations (Part 3)


NOTE: You can find more information about the purpose of this page here. For three weeks I have highlighted one lifeguard station from each of our beach communities. I already have shared links and photos about The Jacksonville Beach (FL) Volunteer Life … Continue reading

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(Issue #569) Stayca


On August 22, 1998, The Florida Times-Union (Shorelines) published an article of mine titled “Best Vacations Are Those At Comfortable, Easy-to-Reach Sites.” In that article, I described a virtual vacation (a Staycation) my wife I and took right here in … Continue reading

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(Issue #522) Reflecting. Learning. Appreciating.


And just like that, 2010 flew by. And so did 2011, 2012…2019…. On May 31, 2010, I ventured into the blogosphere. At that time, I had three goals: Experience a new(for me) aspect of social media (remember, it was 2010) Develop and flesh … Continue reading

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(Issue #512) Reflecting On Calm Over Noise


I hope they inspire you (remind you; reinforce you) to look at the grandeur that surrounds your place on this planet. A lot of stuff is grabbing at our attention. And some of it recently has reached critical levels. Whether … Continue reading

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(Issue #501) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2019


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. -Happy New Year. Scroll down to view my Gratitude Video to you.- While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I … Continue reading

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(Issue #500) 2019: A Year of Gratitude


NOTE: This week’s issue marks the 500th consecutive week that I have posted on this blog. That equates to about nine years and seven months. Or nearly 115 months. In keeping with today’s topic of gratitude, thank you for following, … Continue reading

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