Category Archives: Random Musings

Fatherhood…Is It Worth It?

A friend recently asked me this question, and honestly, I’d never thought about it. My default response was always, “Of course!” But he knows much of my story and was wanting a more considered response. “With all you’ve had to … Continue reading

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Loving While It Hurts

Hollywood lied to me! That’s likely no surprise to anyone! However, it is a regular event for me to realize that I bought some Hollywood lie! And it’s annoying to find I did so! In this case, I bought the … Continue reading

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Sentiment, Nostalgia…and Grief

If I may process some thoughts aloud… What is it that causes us to cling to our pasts? It even seems that the worst of pasts is still clung to in the high points, perhaps a unique Christmas or a … Continue reading

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My Life Motto

Recently, I’ve found a few folks have really benefited from this tidbit. Consequently, I’m posting it here for the benefit of those who might be reading here. In becoming a single-Dad, and since, I’ve found many times when I’m faced … Continue reading

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Who Am I? The Lost Art of Character Building!

(N.B.: After writing this, I realize it bears a similarity to this blog post from 7+ years ago (https://nerdylenses.com/2014/08/23/a-heartfelt-mind-meld-who-are-you/). However, I believes these to be two sides of the same coin. The below speaks more generally to one’s moral character … Continue reading

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5 Years Later…Still Sacrificing!

It’s been nearly 5 years since I closed out the Heartfelt Mind-Meld. Truthfully, I didn’t feel like I had much more to share. When something did come to mind, it seemed to leave before I could get it down. And … Continue reading

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Musings on Music

Well, this definitely falls under the classification of random musing! I also find it deliciously conflicted that I’m musing on music. Ha ha! Well, here we go! In the last year, I have run into many people that have reminded … Continue reading

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Observations on Sacrifice

I was considering something today, thinking back over my life, thinking what I would do differently if I had it to do over again. I live my without regrets, but I do reflect and acknowledge that there are things that … Continue reading

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No-Win Scenarios

“I don’t believe in no-win scenarios.” – Capt. James T. Kirk When I was growing up, I often heard, “Nope, can’t do that!”  I didn’t hear it from people trying to tell me what I could or could not do … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: He trains my hands!

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;” – Psalm 144:1 I have a friend who is a military/war buff.  He signed up on 9/11, and he loves to serve his … Continue reading

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