Sunday, May 31, 2015

She Did It!

It was a great weekend.  

My youngest daughter, Jasmine, got her certificate for completing the Police Foundations course at Cambrian College in Sudbury!

She says that there was one moment when it hit her that she wanted to get into policing.

It's funny how we have those "aha" times when our life direction seems to be so clear.

Jasmine will tell you, it was not always easy, but in the end it was so much fun.

It's just the first steps toward achieving her greater goals.

As a family, we are behind her 100%

I have to say that I am proud of all my kids!  They see life with such optimism and energy!

We hope that we have taught them good things and set a good example, but it is also cool to learn from watching them, 

Our prayers are for all of them to follow their dreams and know that we love them and God loves them!

Isaiah 54:13  All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Share The Air

My morning show co-host Tim has been away for a couple weeks.

Filling in last week was Maria Lopez from the LIFE 100.3 News Center.

This week it's my wife, Rose!

She has always been so very supportive of my radio life and now she is really stepping up!

It's just great to be able to spend time with her in the morning, and to share our conversations with LIFE listeners.

She makes me smile every day so I know that her cheer will spread to the other side of the radio.

...and she is prettier than, Tim!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Another Project

Ever since I was a kid I have loved to build models.  

I loved everything about them.  The box, the plastic parts, the instructions...all of it.

My next project.

Have I finished a lot of models?  The answer is that I am at about 50/50.

Some don't get finished for years and eventually I just get tired of looking at it and get a new one.

That's the other fun part though, is getting a NEW one!  Sometimes I score a find!

The one pictured above was purchased at the Antiques Mall in Innisfil.

It scares me!  It has fiber-optics.

I have never attempted this before, so I have researched some build notes from another person who has built the same kit.

He's gonna be difficult!

Well, I am trying to prepare the best I can by reading all the instructions and knowing what's coming.

Confused yet?

These are the electronics for the sound and lights.

These are the ships.

I am in the painting stage of another model I have had siting in my closet, so I thought it would be a good time to dive into another.

My Enterprise-A with a coat of grey primer, waiting for finishing.

When you start a new project there is always a sense of excitement, followed by the realization that this is going to take commitment to finish.  

After that, your mind begins to look for ways to cut corners to get to the end quickly.  

You start to choose which level of quality you are willing to settle for!

This life lesson is important for any could be in your career, marriage, friendships, parenting...etc.

Knowing my skill level at this point, I have to make sure my goal for finishing is realistic.

I plan to follow the instructions the best I can, while taking the previous builders advice.

In the end I will have gained valuable experience in wiring, fiber-optics and painting.  The end result MAY reflect what I have learned...and it may not.

If my goal is to learn, then a certain level of "failure" will serve to show me what does not work.

Who knew building space ships could be so full of personal growth!