As I sit here relaxing in sunny south Florida on a month long vacation with my wife I am pondering all that I am truly thankful for. My luck is almost ridiculous when you consider that in the past fifteen years I have cheated death about a half dozen times from various heart related episodes. I have been blessed with four terrific children who in turn have richly blessed me with nine grandchildren who continue to enrich my life in countless ways. I also have a circle of friends whose love and caring is never ending and for that I am doubly blessed. Finally and most importantly the love and devotion of my wife Shelly who is remarkable and irreplaceable in my life.
So I have taken a break today from politics, from ideology, from opinion to focus on one pure and simple fact that makes me beam with happiness. That is that I love and I am loved.
Bye for now from South Florida!