Weekend Wisdom: Memorial Day 2015

For love of country they accepted death… 

James A. Garfield

20th President 

United States of America

They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.

Francis Marion Crawford

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:

Their courage nerves a thousand living men.

Minot J. Savage

Tour de Parks: Susan Hambly Nature Center – Brunswick Ohio

In the woods between 2 Brunswick shopping malls is the Susan Hambly Nature Center at Brunswick Lake.  I stopped there last Sunday to finally walk the other side of the Lake. The walk was .65 miles. I purposely shortened this walk because I had to save some stamina for yard work.

Walking the canal felt like stepping back in time. Walking through the woods this week felt like stepping into another world. A world of dancing dwarfs, cherry pie, cups of Jo and a log lady. You have to be of a certain age and quirky mindset to know I am talking about the tv show Twin Peaks.  

Let’s go into the woods and perhaps we will meet the log lady.

Starting Point

Starting Point






It was at this point in my walk that I decided to tie this post in with the log lady from Twin Peaks.

Here is a slideshow of the pictures I took. Enjoy the logs.

Stay tuned because I have not decided where the next Tour de Parks walk will take place. All I know is I am having fun exercising and sharing a piece of Northeast Ohio with you.

Our journey ends at the boardwalk because I ran out of space on the card in my digital camera.


New Chapter And A Swinging Lunchroom

Today was the start of a new chapter in my life.

Instead of working with outdoor equipment, I am now in the executive relocation industry.

One of the biggest changes is the lunchroom. Instead of a lunchroom with cabinets, appliances, and vending machines, my lunchroom now looks like this…



because I am a short distance away from one of the Cleveland Metroparks.

Here are some of the scenic views I now have every day.




Red Frisbee Bend





After taking these pictures, I did something I have not done since childhood:




It felt wonderful to get out of the building and enjoy nature. I believe getting fresh air and some light exercise helped me retain at least some of what I learned yesterday morning.

New chapters in life are wonderful when you voluntarily choose the new chapter. This job opportunity was presented to me and I jumped at the chance to make a better life for Rommie and me.

Who knows what chapter will open next in my life – perhaps the dating chapter or the socializing with friends chapter.

My Wish For You

May you seize the new opportunities presented to you and may God bless you with a lunchroom just like mine.






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