The first 100 Days

The first 100 days.

They’ve been rewarding.

Although I was a little self-conscious at first. What if my wife or son wake up and see me at the foot of our bed, on my knees?

Neither has ever seen this behavior before and it might be awkward – to explain why.

Like right now, sort of.

On April Fool’s day, I took our Pastor’s challenge.

It’s been 100 days since then. One-hundred days, all starting the same exact way.

On my knees.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Happy Birthday Cort

Happy Birthday!

Thank you for being our friend all these years.

From freshman year at West Chester State College in 1977, to being best man in our wedding in 1983, to today.

Remember all those road trips and Fraternity parties, the camping trips (especially Outward Bound & Cliff Island), Sig Ep reunions, and various other times we’ve connected over the past 32 years?

Fifty is a cool age. It proves, if nothing else, that we survived five decades.

Happy birthday, my half-century friend.

Carpe diem, jeff noel, bobby weaver, noelski, idiot, freak, dude, etc 🙂

Mother Teresa & Jimmy Buffett?

What do Mother Teresa and Jimmy Buffett have have in common?

Excellent question, because, at first glance, the default answer might be, “Absolutely nothing”!

Upon closer inspection however, it literally defines my brand. Seriously.

Every day I wake up with two big goals – to save the world and to savor the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

Anyway, I better get going, someone at a party needs my help.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Sunset or Sunrise?

Sunset or sunrise?

I’ll take one of each, please!

Watched the sun set last night and watched the sun rise this morning.

Listening to Jimmy Buffett as I type this just before 8:00AM.

Big, impossible goal this week?

To become so relaxed, it leads to boredom.

Yes, one of my big, impossible goals is to be bored.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Sunday, Glorious Sunday

And on the seventh day, He rested.

I have a confession: “I have trouble slowing down. I believe I could have a work addiction”.


It sure looks good on paper.

Ever feel that way?

My friend, Dennis, says things only become cliches if they’re true.

Ever heard the one, “Busy Beaver”?

The Beaver is always working on the dam. Always. There’s always work to be done.

I’ve never seen a nature film where you see a father Beaver just lounging around.

Have you?

Well, this week, I’m going to try to conduct my life differently. I’ll have to work very hard to not work very hard. Impossible? We’ll see.

Stay tuned and carpe diem, jeff “where’s my lounge chair” noel 🙂