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Balcony Is Poppin!

The ladies doing a great job with the flowers once again. Even though I’m the only one that hangs out there, they still make it look nice all year round!

Check out the latest podcast if you would. All episode can be found above in the menu!!

Have a great day!

Tony

75: How God ‘Is’ Real! Part 1

We talked last episode about the question ‘Is God Real?’. In this episode I talk to a friend of mine, Scott, to help me get a grip on this question and the follow up question, ‘How IS God Real?’ We float a lot of ideas around and the more we talk about it, the more I listen, the deeper my understanding of my faith becomes.

75: How God Is Real! Part 1

American Goldfinch

He’s a daily visitor now. Feasting on the Black-eyed Susans and sunflowers, they are almost gone and yet this ones family stops by daily. It’s been a pleasure to have them this year.

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The Marshlands

Miss heading here. It’s been closed ever since the tropical storm came through about a month ago and did some significant damage. love this place. It’s where I grew up running around everyday. It’s my quiet place, well, at least one if my quiet places. Hope it opens back up soon….

73: Finding And Overcoming Failure

Ever have something embarrassing happen to you and it stuck with you your entire life? Me too. I talk about how I defeated that negative thought in todays episode

Samba: a tough guy who overcame a ton of adversity

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72: Making Memories

Mindfulness, Appreciation, and Understanding, often lead to peace, balance, and understanding in our lives.

Episode now available here…

Episode 72: Making Memories

71: Fight The Power: An African-American Man’s Peaceful Process in Overcoming Adversity

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Sometimes we feel awkward introducing ourselves to complete strangers, but when I saw this man sitting on the lawn in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, I knew he was holding a story to be told, and I was really hoping he’d tell me all about it.

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‘I AM UNBREAKABLE”

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We met as strangers and left as friends and not only friends, but with a deeper understanding of each other, not only as people, but also where we come from, both intellectually, morally, and most importantly, as fellow humans.

A great conversation with a great human being!

Thank you my friend, for sharing your story with us!

To listen to this latest show, Episode 71: Fight The Power click this link!

Breaking News: Little Green Worm Spotted on Seventh Floor Balcony!

Breaking News: ‘Little Green Worm’ spotted on seventh floor balcony eying up some plants. This is our news report prior to airing on tonight’s news broadcast. Just giving you a behind the scene on how we prepare stories! Note: No life forms of any sort were injured or killed while filming this. (The worm is fine. Seriously!) #nature #naturevideos #naturevideo #naturevideography #insects #insectvideo #insects #findingsubjects #podcast #podcasts #podcastsofinstagram #naturephotography #lumix #lumixfz80 #lumixfz82 #humor #humor😂 #worm #worms

LIFE IS TOO SERIOUS TO BE TOO SERIOUS!

Live…Laugh…Love…

Parenthood

Parenthood isn’t easy. Watching these three yesterday made me think of the responsibility we as parents have to our children. Not an easy task being someone’s parent, that is, when you are fully in. It takes a ton of sacrifice, patients, understanding…it’s never ending and yet simultaneously, it is possibly the most rewarding thing I have ever done and continue to do.

This doe is drained: nutritionally caring for these two fawns has taken its toll on her, but she will rebound. As I lay here on the couch this morning staring out of the glass then back at these pics I am reminded at how blessed I am to be the father of two. A tough job, absolutely, even tougher to do it right. And then you hope and pray they become good people. I am blessed that mine are indeed good people, kind people, caring individuals, a great feeling to have as I lay here on Fathers Day and understand I have indeed been blessed with becoming a dad. Happy Parents Day, Happy Fathers Day! Have a great day!

Into the Sun

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The title to the third book I wrote, ‘Into the Sun’, utilizes a scene like the one above for an important message within.

I’ve always been obsessed with the sea, from as young as I can remember, sitting on the beach, staring outward, wondering if I could walk straight across, where would I be?

This shot was taken at Nags Head, NC, USA, simultaneously while I was writing that book. It’s actually where I wrote most of it, sitting on the beach, staring at the ocean.

Subtle sounds of the waves slapping the shore, the distant sounds of seabirds, the smell of the sea…warm breeze in my face…kids playing off in the distance, collecting shells, building sandcastles…

I had this crazy misconception that I had to get an agent, do it that way or else it doesn’t count.

I guess I should have self published…it’s never too late for that!