COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 556

On June 30, 2021, Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee lifted the mask mandate … Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30.Continue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 556”

The Power of Clarity

The adage, “hindsight is 20/20”, is never more apropos to describe 2020 A.D. and the #COVID-19 global pandemic than anything else. For me the death of friends and family, the lingering health issues for those that survived, the lockdowns / quarantines, the massive cleaning effort, the business closures, and so much more provided a momentContinue reading “The Power of Clarity”

Thrown Under The Bus

This past weekend was the first time I had visited in-person my family in Spokane since the global pandemic of COVID-19. It reminded me of the story when I was thrown completely under the bus by my Uncle Steve at an Outback Steakhouse in Spokane. Wait! What happened is probably what you’re asking me, or yourself? I’ll tell yaContinue reading “Thrown Under The Bus”

What’s The Difference: Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day?

A few years ago, there was a viral Facebook post about a woman getting a haircut before Memorial Day weekend. She had lost her husband in a Navy helicopter crash months prior. He died on deployment, never having met their youngest son. So, when the smiling receptionist wished her a “Happy Memorial Day” after she had buried her spouse, the wordsContinue reading “What’s The Difference: Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day?”

The COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 506

The light at the end of the tunnel doesn’t SEEM to be a train coming in the opposite direction when speaking about the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that suggested a lifting of the mask guidelines for those that are fully vaccinated AND feel comfortable around non-vaccinated folks. ThereforeContinue reading “The COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 506”

Tequila, El Capitan and The City: Cancun Craziness

It’s #TacoTuesday and it was recently Cinco de Mayo here in the United States! I thought I would re-live one night in particular on a business trip to Cancun, Mexico … Cancun Craziness In my many years with a travel company, I was given the opportunity to visit and rate several destinations. One of themContinue reading “Tequila, El Capitan and The City: Cancun Craziness”

In-And-Out of Trouble

WCP and I were casually talking on our recent road trip, when she mentioned that the closest In-And-Out Burger location is Keizer, Oregon. That reminded me how I was in-and-out of trouble one particular sunny day in Las Vegas … Sin City In-And-Out Burger I love In-And-Out Burger, but none are in the Pacific Northwest,Continue reading “In-And-Out of Trouble”

COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 475

Aiight, y’all … we’re more than one year into this situation. Total cases of COVID-19 in Washington State: 389,143. Total recovered: 186,165. Then there’s the total number of deaths: 5,443. Thankfully a concerted effort has been done to roll out COVID-19 Vaccines. As you can imagine, there was a scheduled vaccination deployment with the priorityContinue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 475”

Truth or Dare: Dare To Tell The Truth

Recently a conversation topic was discussed with a good friend of mine about lying, and dishonesty, and being able to say you’re an “honest person”. The following from Martha Beck was some powerful insight about this topic … “Does the truth always set people free?” a friend asked me recently. “Or can it be aContinue reading “Truth or Dare: Dare To Tell The Truth”

Happy Easter 2021

Happy Easter from the Evergreen State which is Washington State (NOT to be confused with Washington D.C. which is the acronym for District of Columbia)! While watching the final minutes of the movie, Logan, as the main character, Wolverine using his adamantium claws, brute strength and healing power to berserk his way through enemy soldiers toContinue reading “Happy Easter 2021”