Author: Tom Peyton

  • Life is like riding a bicycle; to keep your balance; you must keep moving” – Albert Einstein

    Life is like riding a bicycle; to keep your balance; you must keep moving”                     – Albert Einstein

    Over 93 years ago, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to his son to encourage him never to give up.  I don’t know what the circumstances of the letter involved, but I know Einstein, the physicist used an image that his son could easily relate to a bicycle.  Momentum, along with a rider’s balance, helps keep […]

  • Lessons I Learned from A Man Called Otto

    Lessons I Learned from A Man Called Otto

    Two weeks ago, I decided to go to the movies and see the new film A Man Called Otto, starring Tom Hanks.  Hanks has the title role based on a Swedish film called A Man Called Ove.  I read many reviews and saw a mixed bag of comments, from disappointment in Tom Hanks; to dislike […]

  • “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

    “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

    Happy New Year, my dear brothers.  Hard to believe it’s 2023.  I wish you peace, comfort, and strength as we start a new year.  I was trying to find a quote to help me as I begin a new year.  I looked at the words of wisdom from ancient philosophers as I have done in […]

  • Thanks to each of you for supporting me     

    Thanks to each of you for supporting me     

    I can’t believe that in two weeks, 2022 will end, and 2023 will begin. Another year will end, and a New Year will begin with my hope and aspirations for new and exciting possibilities. It was how I looked at each year for many years until that villain called grief entered the picture. It took […]

  • Take some time this holiday season to honor your loved one

    Take some time this holiday season to honor your loved one

    Hard to believe, but another year is quickly ending.  The holidays mark when family and friends celebrate our traditions and enjoy the festivities associated with those sacred traditions.  My late wife, as I have stated previously, loved the holidays.  It was her time to say thanks, and I love you to our family and friends. […]

  • It’s the Holiday Season, and Grief doesn’t take a break

    It’s the Holiday Season, and Grief doesn’t take a break

    Yes, it is that time of the year again.  It’s when family and friends gather to celebrate the special days: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, punctuated by office parties, friends gathering to share a meal, some drinks, and a bunch of laughs and lots of good times.  They are described in word and song as […]

  • Photographs

    Photographs

    Recently while driving, I heard the song Photograph by Ringo Starr.  As Ringo stated many years ago, he and George Harrison wrote that song together, but it took on a new meaning for Ringo after George’s death from cancer.  As I listened to the song’s words, I heard that haunting line, “All I’ve got is […]

  • I don’t know what to say; Is there a way I can help?

    I don’t know what to say; Is there a way I can help?

    I have several friends I often speak with, and I must preface that they have been highly supportive since my wife died over two years ago.  I appreciate the meals, the invitations to parties, and the opportunities to socialize with them, but there is this feeling of discomfort every time we get together.  There is […]

  • Epitaph – Words of Hope

    Epitaph – Words of Hope

    Epitaph is defined as “words written in memory of a person who has died.” Sometimes it’s a phrase or a sentence that captures the essence of the person.  An epitaph is frequently seen on a tombstone of someone who has passed away.  It’s also the title of a beautiful poem by a woman named Merrit […]

  • “If You Feel You are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s A Way Out” – Stephen Hawking

    “If You Feel You are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s A Way Out” – Stephen Hawking

    by Tom Peyton Stephen Hawking, the English theoretical physicist, was probably one of the greatest minds ever to exist.  My feeble mind could never attempt to understand the workings of this genius, but a few of his famous quotes always inspired me.  What strikes me about the passage mentioned above is that Hawking believed something […]