The Whitewater River

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Teresa and I spend the day Saturday, at least in part, on a train from Connersville, IN to Metamora, IN. The ride was hot, but it was a lot of fun. Be sure to check out the video I posted yesterday to see a few details. I included it below.

The photo above was taken from the train. The river runs near the tracks, so we would see it often.

~ Rick


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Blue sky’s and warm ... finally

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I took a walk along the river today. It was beautiful out, and the temperature was perfect for walking. At one point, I turned around and saw this view. I love days like this. 

~ Rick


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A mighty oak

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The Stillwater River is so scenic and beautiful. This was taken on the south side of Englewood Reserve. Just to the left of this scene there is a large oak tree. It’s reported to be over 250 years old, and measures about 15 feet in circumference. Think about it ... that tree was likely a sapling when the declariaiton of independence was signed.  Several feet up the tree, there is a red maker. It indicates the water level during the 1913 flood. This tree has stood the test of time .. it stood for something. 

“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterdays nut that held it’s ground”  ~ Rosa Parks

 ~ Rick


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Be remarkable ..

 Photo by Teresa

Photo by Teresa

This photo is intense. Teresa took it along The Stillwater River on a recent hike. That red maple leaf contrast so beautifully with the rocks and the water. Other leaves are dull, and blend in. I love this picture! 

This photo reminded me of several blog posts by Seth Godin. Like the red leaf in this picture, when you do your best work, you too will stand out and be noticed. Be it your work, your attitude, or your approach to life, standing out requires an intentional effort. Seth calls this doing something worth making a remark about. It’s about being remarkable. It is easy to ‘fit in’, but to ‘stand out’, and be remarkable takes effort.

Shortly after I accepted my 1st job out of college, I transferred to work in the Electrical Systemes Engineering Department at Hobart Corporation. I worked for this bright electrical engineer. He was not flashy, but he was (and is) remarkable. His ability to understand very complex problems, and find elegant solutions to those problems left an impression on me that impacted me and my approach to engineering. His work was always remarkable, and his attitude was focused and clear. He was an amazing mentor, and a great friend. 

Sometimes you find people that try to stand out by being a jerk. That’s not remarkable. We have all encountered jerks. Move past them, and make a  difference. Do something remarkable today. 

~ Rick


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Simpler times .. and relationships

 Great Miami River, Piqua Ohio

Great Miami River, Piqua Ohio

I love black and white photography. Simple, pure ... timeless. Maybe it’s just me, but when I look at this picture, my mind goes back to my childhood and simple times. We didn’t have smart phones, big TV’s and endless content to view. We enjoyed the outdoors and games with neighborhood friends. Life was all about relationships with people, and the joy that connection brought us. Times change, the need for connection should be endless.