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My blog covers whatever is on my mind. It travels the spectrum from Real Estate in Northern Virginia, local events, market reports, neighborhood data, business profiles and personal stories, and once in a while just some random craziness. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.



When I first started mountain biking I learned real quickly that it's not like cruising around the neighborhood on a beater bike. There are two key components of mountain biking and how they relate to real estate. Those two keys are 1. Equipment, and 2. Technique. I bought a pretty good entry lev...
I love technology. I always have. Many of my early studies as a young person were in electronics, their use and repair. As a teenager, I had a long line of neighbors bringing their TVs to our house for me to repair. Those were fun times. I was 15-16. Today, technology is just as exciting in my bu...
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”                                                                ...
Writing four blogs on what I'm thankful for is a breeze. It's something that could be done everyday because in each day resides the possibility of something amazing to be thankful for. This morning, I had heat, and we needed it. I had food, and it was delicious. I have clean clothing and they wer...
I am even thankful for the negative things that have made me a stronger and better person. Joanna KrupaThat may seem like a strange quote about thankfulness, but there is a genuine truth to it that can be a game changer if you can see it. I'm not a big fan of negative things, but some of the more...
Thanksgiving me is my favorite holiday throughout the year. It's that one time of the year where most of us take a little time to reflect on what we're thankful for. Wouldn't it be a great if we did that daily, weekly, monthly throughout the year? There is much to be thankful for in life.This Fal...
OK, I've sunk to a new low, and quite frankly, it was fun. In our community, rural residents have few options for trash pickup, and some have none at all. That means you have to deliver your trash to the landfill yourself. I've done it for nearly 40 years. So, in my case, it's no big deal.At the ...
I have become a serf in the Kingdom of Stuff. I've come to realize that my stuff isn't serving me, I'm serving it. Ironically, I started this post 8/25/2016. This post has been sitting in my draft folder for three years, and sadly, I'm still a serf. In August of 2016, I had just gone through a lo...

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