10 Days in May

In my last post, One of 250 Million, I wrote about my first impressions of Zig Ziglar and the peace of mind his words have brought me over the years and the second most impactful book I have ever read, See You At The Top. This post picks up about 8 and a half years later.

Ten Days in May 2000

A lot happened in the 10 days between May 10th and May 19th in the year 2000. Continue reading 10 Days in May

One of 250 Million

Let me introduce you to a friend of mine, Zig Ziglar. 

You may or may not know that name. You may have heard the name and never really knew anything about the man or the message he shared over the 40+ years he was sharing it. I hope I can help answer both of those questions as I tell you my Zig story. You may have heard he is a sales trainer, a self-help author, a goals trainer, an attitude changer, and positive attitude evangelist. All those descriptions are accurate but not complete when considered individually. Continue reading One of 250 Million

Still Peculiar…Still Here

Belated Happy New Year Greetings!

I hope your 2018 is off to a great start and it becomes your best year so far.

2017 was a slow one here at Peculiar Perspective. I only published 7 blog posts. As most of you probably know, I do this in my spare time and there didn’t seem to be much of that last year and my writing brain shut down from lack of use. I did get more reading done last year than previous years. I actually set a new high for me for the years I have been tracking this – since 2012 – and am on track to set another new all-time high in 2018. I expect to share more about that later. Reading does help with ideas for writing.

Still peculiar after all these years

I wanted to send out this short post to remind you I am still peculiar, I am still here and do plan to write more in 2018. My goal is to average 2 posts per month but that can fluctuate up or down based on many of the factors mentioned above and as 2018 unfolds.

Unsubscribe? I hope not

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You never know what you may see here

I hope if you do read I will be able to share something that makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you think, makes you reminisce or might even make you mad from time to time. I have found in doing this over the past almost 5 years now my perspective is often not as peculiar as I once thought it was. It often matches up with many of your thoughts, but I do have my peculiar, along with senior moments.

I love YOUR feedback

Well I said this was going to be a short post, so I need to stop rambling. As always, I love getting your feedback so if you have any please leave a comment below or send me an email and let me know what I am doing right, what I am doing wrong, what I can do better, what you agree with and what you disagree with.

Happy New Year!

Until next time…

Originally published on Peculiar Perspective on 01/11/18.

The Father Effect Will Affect You

If you are a father or still have a father or had a father and read this book or watch this movie and it does not touch your heart in some way, you need to check to make sure you still have a heartbeat. I challenge you to read The Father Effect or watch the movie by the same name. If you do so and are not affected,  please let me know.

I have been a father over 30 years. Our youngest graduates from college next year. Although my child rearing responsibilities are done I will always be a father and can always try to improve in that role. What I expected from the book was to learn some things I had done well, some not so well, what I had done right and what I had done wrong and what I can do going forward to be the best father I can be. The Father Effect exceeded my expectations. As I mentioned in my last post we all want to know we have lived a good life. If you are a father you want to know you have been a good father.

Continue reading The Father Effect Will Affect You

Beaches, Feet, Fear, Blessings and Freedom

You know all those pictures you see on Facebook and other social media sites of someone’s feet with the pool or the ocean in the background? You know the ones that kind of or really make you jealous that you are not enjoying your down time in a similar fashion? Well, this post does not have any of those. It does have Continue reading Beaches, Feet, Fear, Blessings and Freedom

Remembering Nine Eleven

It is that time of year again, that one day every year where I can be expected to be mad in an angry sort of way. Those that know me might think I am mad in the crazy, insane sort of way so I thought it best to clarify.

It is also the one day each year I can regularly be expected to be sad as I grieve for the loved ones of those murdered on this day.

Those that know me also know I don’t wear my emotions on my sleeve so they probably see this as out of character for me. However, this was a day unlike any other Continue reading Remembering Nine Eleven

Flag Football

Anthem Observations

We kicked off our football season with two games last weekend, one high school and one college game. You can see more about those in m previous post Kickoff #34 if you are interested. We love football for its competitive and entertainment value but not for its politics. Regarding all the national anthem “protests” started last year in the NFL Continue reading Flag Football

Kickoff #34

Football season has started!

This past weekend as part of our 33rd wedding anniversary, we went to two football games, a high school game and a college game. The games were both competitive and our teams won both so that made them competitive and enjoyable. We both love football. Sharin probably loves it more than I do. Continue reading Kickoff #34

Red and Yellow, Black and White


There is no doubt there are racial tensions in these United States.

Ben Carson recently posted this on his Facebook page

Those who are trying to divide our nation on the basis of race, income, religion, age, gender, etc. do not have the best interest of our nation at heart. Continue reading Red and Yellow, Black and White

Standing for Last Man Standing

This ain’t Walt Disney’s company any more. It really hasn’t been for some time. I don’t think that is news to anyone who has been paying attention. The recent examples of Disney CEO Bob Iger choosing to put political correctness and possibly his own political aspirations ahead of the interests of maximizing stockholders’ value and carrying forward the legacy of Walt Disney prompted me to compose this post.

Walt Disney

I have tremendous respect and admiration Walt Disney and all he accomplished and created for the company that now bears his name. His influence on entertainment and technology in the 20th century and beyond is second to none. That has not changed. Continue reading Standing for Last Man Standing