Category Archives: i love…

I love when my kids receive awards

What parent doesn’t?

I enjoy having my children recognized. It fills them with joy (even if they sometimes don’t show it) and it makes me feel wonderful.

Of course I’m happy for them.

Further, I am happy for myself (and my wife, naturally). We must be doing something right. 🙂

Even though our children shouldn’t necessarily be so, they are our extension, our legacy.

If nothing else, they are what we leave behind after we are gone.

I’m proud of that.

I love to meet people who talk about their passions

I love to hear the pain in their voice for something they really believe in.

For example, I met a lady today at a Toastmasters meeting that is passionate about teaching sex education to religious groups. She has a sincere interest in helping others with what many church goers still believe is a taboo subject.

I know she will do well and get the word out there. I wish her the best of luck!

I love my past experience in the US Army

22 years ago today, Feb 2, I joined the Army. I look back and have no regrets for making that decision. I learned so much, met several lifelong friends and met my wife because of this decision.

Little did I know at the time that I joined that the Army experience would be extremely valuable for everything else I was to do in the future.

Thank you for the opportunity! I would definitely do it again.

I love to run barefoot through puddles

It is such an awesome feeling to feel the water splash around your feet.

It’s liberating. Try it sometime.

And if you don’t run, then jog. If you don’t jog, then walk!

Step in puddles and enjoy!

I love to personally connect with interviewers

I love to personally connect with interviewers.

I enjoy when they touch on interesting personal facts about themselves. I get to learn a little more about them and what makes them tick. It helps me frame forthcoming answers better.

This also gives me an opportunity to share some personal tidbits about myself so that they can get to know me a little better and understand my way of thinking.

It’s about the personality connection. It is more likely that someone will work well with someone they seem to like as a person. I try to find likable traits in others and in turn, I think I become more likable as well.

This does not mean that I will like everyone and everyone will like me, but when it happens, all the better!

I love to personally connect with interviewers!


I love when interviewers ask me open-ended questions

I love when interviewers ask me open-ended questions.

It changes the interview into more of a conversation. Then it’s just a couple of people getting to know each other a bit better.

I enjoy sharing my perspectives on non traditional job related matters. For example, in my last interview, we started by speaking a little about my background. The interviewer saw that I was in the Army and asked: What do you think the military provided you that helps you in the workplace?

I had never been asked that question before, but I had an answer. I answered teamwork and camaraderie, if you must know. I fully explained why I thought that and shared personal experiences.

I think he appreciated the fact and it was all for the better.

I love when interviewers ask me open-ended questions!

I love to photograph of animals

I love to photograph of animals.

I enjoy seeing wild animals in their habitat (or in our neighborhoods which have now become their habitat). I also take pleasure in seeing domestic animals.

I am always looking for good photo opportunities so when I see an animal in the right light or doing something, I snap a picture.

I am not a professional so I don’t wait for the perfect moment because it may never come, especially when photographing animals (well-trained domestic ones may be an exception).

I capture the moment and keep it for future reference to appreciate my artistic ability. 🙂

I love to photograph of animals!


I love to learn interesting facts

I love to learn interesting facts.

I love to read and I love to learn.  There is so much to learn and not enough time to learn it all.

I, of course, enjoy learning interesting facts from books. However, I, especially, enjoy learning interesting facts from others directly. The curious thing about it is that they put their own spin to the fact or there is normally an intriguing story associated with the fact.

Stories have the side benefit of allowing one to remember the fact more easily. Then I can regurgitate the fact and have a cool story I can relate to others.

I love to learn interesting facts!