Grateful to be alive and doing fairly well, I find myself thinking about my mark on the world.Read More Another Year of Life…Now What?
Those choosing to run for office these days are fueled by a U.S. President you met the minimum requirements for the office and that is just about all. Never served in an elected role at a local, state, or federal level nor in the military.Read More Life, Liberty and Running for Office
When I was around 7 years old, I recall asking my mom, “why do we always have some rice or potatoes, a green vegetable, and meat?” She responded, “because that makes up a balanced meal.” It is a lesson that I still carry with me today. When I cook or eat out I make sure […]Read More Lessons from My Mom
Growing up some of my best memories involve summer holidays in my mother’s hometown. She was raised in a small town in the low-country of South Carolina. There were stretches of farm land filled with crops. Rows of soybeans, peanuts, strawberries, and corn grew along two-lane highways. I spent my formative years with my grandparents […]Read More Faith, Hope, Love & Family
Seeing a glass half full has always been my viewpoint. I seek to see the bigger picture and the positive spin on situations. However, I also see the reality in situations. For example visiting my hometown of Chicago, I see the despair in the eyes of the homeless. I see the pollution, the crowds, and […]Read More I’m an Optimist, Not a Pollyanna
I’m writing this in my car. I have never felt more alive or excited about writing…well at least not recently. The blog PaisleyPerspective came about during a life transition 7 years ago. A change in employment led to more free time and opportunity. Experience gained editing a political blog stirred up my desire to write […]Read More Musings of an Optimistic Mind
There have been 43 White men as U.S. President. President Obama finally broke up the club of whiteness and added some diversity. He is truly in all aspects of the term African-American; since he was born to a White mother from the Midwest and an African father from Kenya. When running for office there was […]Read More Why I Love The Obamas