Author Archive for Joe Moris
In 1966, at the beginning of my senior year, my dad took a job with Air Asia in Taiwan. We were living in San Diego and my dad worked in the aerospace industry. In 1965 President Johnson had pressured the aerospace industry in San Diego to relocate to Houston, which devastated the San Diego economy […]
I’m sitting on my deck on this day, Dec. 6, 2013. I’m listening to La Fiesta de Guadalupe from all the resorts on the bay. Puerto Vallarta and all the surrounding cities are celebrating this holiday all the way through the 12th of December. It is a party every night and happening everywhere you go […]
I just finished three sets of doubles tennis on some beautiful courts in El Tigre out in Nuevo Vallarta. Nuevo Vallarta is around the airport north of Puerto Vallarta. It’s a beautiful master planned development with many four- and five-star resorts, condos and homes. They also have the premier Medical Vacation Hospital right at its […]
It’s nine at night as I sit on my balcony overlooking the Bay of Banderas with a view to downtown Puerto Vallarta. I’ve been here a month and I’ll come home after New Year’s.
Today is my 64th birthday. That is amazing. I figured life was over when I was 50. That’s when a 28-year relationship ended and the kids were all out on their own. I felt like I had done my duty raising a family and what else was there to look forward to except work and […]
Being a baby boomer is strange. I don’t think our parents went through what we have gone through. I definitely tip my hat to anyone in my generation who has been able to hang on to their marriages.
I have on my wall a Newsweek cover from Aug. 28, 1989. The banner reads: “The Party’s Over.” The picture is of Lech Walesa. Walesa eventually became president of Poland. He became the George Washington of his nation. He stood up against communism and yet he was a labor union leader.
We all have dreams. It takes guts to turn them into goals though. Sometimes these dreams are attainable but without the will, most dreams become only an unrealistic goal.
In my last column I finished with the words: “Don’t store up treasures on Earth, for the real treasures are those that are stored up for heaven.” I was blessed to receive many, very kind responses where the most typical response was, “Thank you for reminding me of what is most important.”