New Year, New You (and me, and us, and Us, and U.S.)

#goalsetting #growth Dec 29, 2021

It’s been a December to remember here behind my eyelids, with ups and downs and all arounds.  Most recent news - I got the Rona! - from my Honey Bear.  She came down with symptoms on the second day of a getaway trip we took to Palm Springs in early December, which was kind of a bummer, as it’s rather limiting to the activity options.  We made the best of it though, took a couple nature walks (oases are really cool - literally - at least compared to the heat of the surrounding desert!) and we did some driving around, including nearby mountain ranges and Joshua Tree National Park. I had opted for the upgrade from the Toyota Highlander to the Dodge Challenger R/T, and at least one of us enjoyed hot-rodding around in a big V8!  


The region is quite unique - one can travel from sea level in Indio to over 6,000 feet in elevation up highway 74 in less than an hour (if you’re in a Dodge Challenger R/T!), and the valley features some of the...

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How Do You Build Your 2020 Vision?

Can’t stay away from the obvious pun in the title, but the turning of the calendar to a new decade only happens once every few years!  It seems the years go by faster and faster the older I (we) get. The 80’s lasted forever! - or maybe it only felt that way because of the big hair and funny outfits.  At the end of the 80’s though, they represented over 70% of my living years, and 90% of my years being slightly aware of what was going on - if that’s even true today. So, that passage of time - a decade - that seemed so long in my youth, went so fast this time around, in part because it represents so much less of my total experience.   

But then I take a think-back.  Writing is thinking, they say, and now I’ve got me thinking about where I was in January of 2010.  If memory serves, I was the Acting President of Capital West National Bank at this time, which is a fancy way of saying you’ve got the same salary as when you...

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