RIP, Stephen Hawking 1942 – 2018

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Like many others, I was deeply saddened by the loss of Stephen Hawking at the age of 76.

This is a man who was given two years to live in 1963, when he was first diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease.   He proved his doctors wrong.

Hawking was living proof that no matter what obstacles or challenges you have, you can still reach for the stars.   He did in a big way.    Stephen Hawking’s body may have been a terrible burden to him, but he was blessed with a beautiful mind that allowed him to open doors to the universe and let the rest of us through.

I just saw this picture and had to share it because I was so moved.  I have no idea who the artist is, sorry.


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The Older I Get the Faster Time Moves Past Me


The Patriots open the 2017 football season this Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs.  I cannot believe it is football season already.  The older I get the faster time moves past me.  It seems like it was only a few months ago that the season ended, when in reality it was 7 months.  Time mesmerizes me.  It is a fixed measure, yet it also seems malleable.

Time spent at the beach or on holiday appears to move faster than time spent doing something one dreads.  That one aspect of time is what intrigues me so.  I’m moving toward 50 at an alarming rate when it seems like 5 years ago I was graduating high school.

I guess I better make the most of the next 50 years!

Danny’s World: Getting It Done on Monday!

I love working in marketing!  I am sitting at Starbucks catching up on emails and scheduling appointments for the week.  This is my home away from home.

Danny’s World: 11 Things You Might Not Know About Me

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I have added quite a few followers since my last “facts about me” post so I thought I’d tell you all a little bit about me (check out my bio page for more):

  1. I tend to order the same thing every time I go to a restaurant.  Mexican: taco (soft) & burrito combo with refried beans and rice…Chinese: chicken and shrimp fried rice. I’m not exactly sure why I don’t venture out more, but I don’t.
  2. This is going to come across as weird, but I’m sharing nonetheless.  I prefer to eat with satin finished silverware and do not enjoy drinking from plastic glasses if I am eating off of a proper plate.  It sounds bizarre saying it out loud.
  3. I hate spending money for any reason.  I would live on a $50 per week budget if I had my way.
  4. My happy time is lying on the floor playing with my dog, Bentley.  Bentley
  5. I am currently binge watching Entourage and it is awesome.
  6. My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip!
  7. I hate eating leftovers unless around the holidays or slow cooker meals.
  8. I don’t like shirts that feel weird on my skin.  They must be a high-quality soft cotton.
  9. I love the beach, but I’m not a huge fan of sand being on my body.  I have to wash it off almost immediately.
  10. I get emotionally exhausted if I am around too many people all at once.  I avoid large crowds of people because my energy levels plummet.  It’s like I get sensory overload if there’s too much going on all at once.
  11. My feet are constantly numb and cold which is why I wear socks around the house even in the summer.  It’s a result of the MS.


I enjoy these types of posts and hope you enjoyed learning a little about me.  Have a great week folks!


Why It Is Important To Plan Your Disconnect Time

Danny's iphone 022This weekend Evelina and I decided to unplug and disconnect a bit.  She was on-call yesterday for work, but other than that slight inconvenience we decided to have some planned time away.  For me this was perfectly timed as I needed time to recharge following our vacation.  I know that might sound a bit ridiculous considering we returned from vacation on Tuesday, but the truth is the driving time zapped my energy.

I believe it is important to plan time away from technology.  It is important to plan time to decompress and do absolutely nothing.  Remember, life isn’t about working the hardest all the time; it’s about working the smartest all the time.  And sometimes the smart thing to do is…nothing!



Gary Vaynerchuck talks a lot about “knowing who you are.” And It’s true, that’s something we should do.

“Know Thyself” would say Plato.

So… do you know what you’re good at? What about what you’re not so good at?

For me, it’s time management and time commitments. I say yes to a lot of projects, then I end up having way too many…

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