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August 23, 2017


Thank You!

As we close the book on 2016 and look ahead to 2017, we here at The Blue Route would like to take a moment to thank our readers. We are very appreciative of the following our little blog has gathered as well our Facebook and Twitter audiences. We are going into our 3rd year and to be

Orlando, America and Leadership

We are one day removed from yet another mass shooting, in Orlando. This one being the deadliest in modern American history. As expected, President Obama spoke to the nation yesterday. And as expected he was calm, measured and reassuring. Granted, he’s had a lot of practice with this particular speech, but he spoke to us

She Held His Hand…

The pair spent part of their first day together opening their wedding presents over brunch. Family and friends had gathered to continue wishing them the best that fortune could offer. Rarely sitting next to each other during the hustled morning, as each still tended to their respective family members, she would still catch him staring

Get. Up.

Get. Up. Sounds easy doesn’t it? For a lot of people it isn’t. For an interminable stretch of days starting about a year and a half ago, I was one of those people. I had lived my life the same way for over a decade. While I may not have been overly happy that entire

Success has Many Fathers but Failure is an Orphan?

The first step of cleaning up our messes is admitting responsibility for them. This is a tough one because our society seems satisfied to fix blame rather than problems. And we are products of our society. So there is an antecedent action required before we clean up our own messes. We must identify and own

Louis CK: “Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.”

Here’s a word that you don’t hear very often – epistemology.   Don’t worry, just keep on reading.  It’s the branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions, foundations, and validity.  Why on earth would you want to know that?  I think I can convince you why you need to know that. Ready?

A Bad Idea

  I was a little hesitant to tell this story, but after telling it to a few friends, I’ve decided what the heck. A day or two after moving into our new house, Madeline, the inside cat, started looking longingly through the sliding glass door into the back yard. Our yard is fenced all around,

Shrimp Scampi and Linguine

  I love to cook and have done so since age 12.  There was not one logical reason for me to learn how to cook but it was just a calling, I guess.  I also love wine.  This blog brings together the best of both worlds. When I cook, it is rare that I fail

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