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My blog covers whatever is on my mind. It travels the spectrum from Real Estate in Northern Virginia, local events, market reports, neighborhood data, business profiles and personal stories, and once in a while just some random craziness. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”                                                                ...
Writing four blogs on what I'm thankful for is a breeze. It's something that could be done everyday because in each day resides the possibility of something amazing to be thankful for. This morning, I had heat, and we needed it. I had food, and it was delicious. I have clean clothing and they wer...
I am even thankful for the negative things that have made me a stronger and better person. Joanna KrupaThat may seem like a strange quote about thankfulness, but there is a genuine truth to it that can be a game changer if you can see it. I'm not a big fan of negative things, but some of the more...
Thanksgiving me is my favorite holiday throughout the year. It's that one time of the year where most of us take a little time to reflect on what we're thankful for. Wouldn't it be a great if we did that daily, weekly, monthly throughout the year? There is much to be thankful for in life.This Fal...
OK, I've sunk to a new low, and quite frankly, it was fun. In our community, rural residents have few options for trash pickup, and some have none at all. That means you have to deliver your trash to the landfill yourself. I've done it for nearly 40 years. So, in my case, it's no big deal.At the ...
I have become a serf in the Kingdom of Stuff. I've come to realize that my stuff isn't serving me, I'm serving it. Ironically, I started this post 8/25/2016. This post has been sitting in my draft folder for three years, and sadly, I'm still a serf. In August of 2016, I had just gone through a lo...
I have a pretty simple routine most days. Not much changes, and I'm fine with that. This past weekend, I had to show property in another town about an hour away. Fortunately, I have a second home in the same community. So, I retreated to my house and waited for my new clients (*thank you Amanda D...
I have been saying for years that I'm going to clean out this or that, and here I am years later, with those areas of my life still cluttered with stuff. Today may have finally given me the incentive I need. I was gathering up tools from our "tool room" when I noticed two boxes under a table saw....
I'm a real results kind of guy.  I'm not big on excuses and blame shifting.  I don't like whining and complaining.  I just want to see results.  If you can't do something, or if you need help doing something, just ask and I'll help you if I can.  A good while ago I wrote a blog about helping a fr...
I've posted this before, but on this sacred day, it bears repeating. On this anniversary of September 11, 2001, I have to reflect a bit.  On that morning, I had just returned from the gym and turned on the TV.  The first tower had just been hit and there was a lot of confusion about what had just...

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