Sunday, February 12, 2017


One of the most pleasant birthday weekends is happening now.

Got to visit with my parents in Laurinburg on my way up to Apex to visit my sister and her husband and spend some time with my two children.

Time spent with family is precious and should never be squandered or forfeited for anything.  You only go around once on this planet and passed opportunities will never be revisited.  So as I say carpe diem... seize the moment.

Spent the day yesterday with Mic touring around Apex and the Farmer's Market (where I picked up my Bday gift to self - a lovely coffee mug by local potter Eun Young Leem -see photo below of her work).  Cooked a wonder meal, grilled chicken, bok choy and fennel grilled in the oven with a marinated radish and cucumber salad on the side.

Today Mic and Madison and the rest of us will enjoy a relaxing and very temperate day.  More outdoor activities are planned.  We did visit Bond Park and also another park and lake in Holly Springs to enjoy walking the trails yesterday.

One critically important omission is Sharon.  She worked MUSC but we will make it all up on Valentines day, where we co-celebrate our love for each other and my b-day.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Mic plays in 2 day Ultimate Frisbee Tournament and Madison and I hang out

Co-Captain Mic

Mic in action

Team Jordan..."dirty birds"

Dad and Madison share some tea

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Mazda RX-Vision

Reminds me of my 1993 RX-7 Biturbo Wankel (Rotary) Engine car.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings

Great piece of music to meditate to...

and if that is not enough for you then.....

Do you believe?

Friday, January 27, 2017

Sharon enrolls in the FMCA an affiliate of IFM

Image result for functional medicine coaching academySharon takes her first step to becoming a certified HealthCoach and working more closely with JP at the Carolina Holistic Medicine clinics as they are now expanding into new markets.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A trip to Mepkin Abby (Moncks Corner, SC)

Lauren's family cemetery.  First plantation owner of Mepkin.
Also Mr. Lauren is on record as the FIRST official cremation in America.

Father Joseph, our tour guide.  A former Pastor of a NJ congregation, now a monk at the Abby.
A lover and reader of Thomas Merton.

Gate at the Abbey

By the Cooper River on the Abbey Property....

Pond at the Abbey
The Luce Cemetery... the Luces (Time Magazine folks) donated the
land to the Catholic Church to build the 3rd Trappist Monetary in America.
Mrs Henry Luce converted to Catholicism after the death of one of her children.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Ya'll

JP & Sharon- Watercolor portrait.  The miracles of iPhone Apps.

Bad-Ass Santa on his Harley-Davison riding up the Hwy to deliver the goods.
"Stop here on Red"  I hope the motorists behind him do....

Monday, November 28, 2016

Old Family Photo

Christmas time years ago.  Michael, Yusuf (Ghidhoo), me and Phyllis seated

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Pictorial of Thanksgiving weekend 2016 with family

A long weekend to celebrate thanks with Family (Cindy, Michael Goulding; Victoria and Christina Justice; Arnold and his girlfriend (Michael's cousin) and of course our Parents Michael and Phyllis Saleeby.

Charades Marathon two nights in a row.  Clue and other games such as Taboo.  All keep the family entertained and laughing.  We ended the weekend with a hike in the woods and tour of the Yates Mill.

This is a pictorial of the weekend....

Victoria and Madison and Mic and Christina playing Cherades

Grist Mill at the Historic Yates Mill Park.  Look at all those gears.

bed stone and the upright running stone on the "corn" side of the mill.

Mic, Dad & Madison at the Yates Mill Park

Chomping down on all the yummy Thanksgiving food

Fall Leaf Hunting to help decorate Cindy & Mike's house

Crazy Hair.... Sharon's new hairdo

A walk in the Park

Mike & Cindy at the corn husker

Historic c1760 Grist Mill (Yates Mill)

Cindy & Mike hosted the whole family this year.  Ended with a trip to the Yates Mill.