Chardon, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Edited @ 1:37:00 A.M. on 9/12/14: Happy for the victim’s families that the suspect has been re-captured, per Twitter reports and local Cleveland affiliate WKYC-TV.

I simply hope they find him and never let him see the light of day ever again. Justice was served and it needs to remain that way.

I don’t wish to utter his name on the these HESONWHEELS pages but, to provide some context for others, read this local article.

I truly see Chardon, especially their high school, as the home I’ve never been to because of how dedicated their community has been to Actively Caring. I am praying that no more sadness is brought to your community by this kid, now or ever.

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One of the most supportive communities of Actively Caring for People, as they were also touched by tragedy following a school shooting about five years about 4.16.07 at Virginia Tech.

What’s a Hokie? I am! #WeBeatOSU

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’nuff said.  It’s been a wonderful beach birthday, a rapid week of working, and a great night.  As I ramp up for a very intense week, I ALMOST took the weekend to head to Columbus, but decided to take advantage of some downtime with the fam, instead. Not even mad though because it was still a great win to watch on TV, cheering on the Hokies from Fredericksburg for the first time in a long time. Here was the scene in Blacksburg…

A colleague of mine, Byron H., snapped this last night in Blacksburg. CRAZY!
A colleague of mine, Byron H., snapped this last night in Blacksburg. CRAZY!

As I hit the road yet again, I’ll go ahead and leave this here…Great answer to the question of “What’s a Hokie?”, #12! Read more

Bermuda Snaps.

Hanging out over a dock the day that we arrived into the country. Gorgeous water and beautiful landscapes are definitely a big plus of hanging out in this country.

Greetings, my friends & thanks for reading. I’ve been back home for about two days. And, obviously – I’m hitting the road yet again! Before I leave, I wanted to make sure that I shared some of my favorite snaps from my birthday trip to Bermuda! I hope you enjoy them.

I’m heading to Blacksburg for the next 2 or 3 days for some business thangs. I hope to catch up on life sometime between now and the time I get back…I hope! #LifeNeverStops

The gorgeous Atlantic Ocean sunset as we set sail out of Baltimore toward Bermuda.
The gorgeous Atlantic Ocean sunset as we set sail out of Baltimore toward Bermuda.
Pulling into the gorgeous collection of 175+ islands that make up the country of Bermuda!
Pulling into the gorgeous collection of 175+ islands that make up the country of Bermuda!
One of the larger towns of Bermuda, named Hamilton.
One of the larger towns of Bermuda, named Hamilton.
A view of passage way in Hamilton.
A view of passage way in Hamilton.
Hanging out over a dock the day that we arrived into the country. Gorgeous water and beautiful landscapes are definitely a big plus of hanging out in this country.
Hanging out over a dock the day that we arrived into the country. Gorgeous water and beautiful landscapes are definitely a big plus of hanging out in this country.
A snap from the National Museum of Bermuda.
A snap from the National Museum of Bermuda.
This photo is of a clock tower at the Naval Dock Yard, our Port of Call.
This photo is of a clock tower at the Naval Dock Yard, our Port of Call.
One of the many beaches - this is Horsehoe Bay, famous for Bermuda's pink sand.
One of the many beaches – this is Horsehoe Bay, famous for Bermuda’s pink sand.
This is one of the beaches that we spent our last hours in the country on - it is called Snorkel Beach.  GORGEOUS!
This is one of the beaches that we spent our last hours in the country on – it is called Snorkel Beach. GORGEOUS!

Great W&M Info Graphic

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Check out this great info graphic as we prepare for a 4:00 p.m. kickoff this Saturday against the TRIBE of William & Mary. Beginning 50 years of Lane Stadium football, this will be the first season in 6 years that I don’t have season tickets – becuase I am no longer a student!!

It’s a bummer but it’s excited to usher in a new era of Hokie football nonetheless, and you know I’ll be in Blacksburg to check out the Hokies in person before the season ends!  I’ll be jingling my keys on third down from the middle of the Atlantic ocean. :)

Image borrowed with all credit given to @VT_Football.

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Little known fact: W&M was 1 of 5 schools that I applied to as a high school senior. Obviously, VT won out. :) GO HOKIES!

In Tenneessee this week!

Took a spontaneous road trip to the deep south to celebrate my mother’s birthday this week, so I won’t be around much! But, there was one thing I absolutely needed to share – and that was this video of my little cousin just getting his MOVES on! It’s great…check it out. Let me know if you have any props for him, I’ll be sure to pass them on to little MJ!

What a smart HESONWHEELS pup!

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Last night, I just happened to be going through the backend of the website, cleaning up a few things before I hit the road for a few days. Specifically, I was making an attempt at consolidating a lot of the categories that I formerly used to categorize blog posts as I wrote them. As I’ve revamped the site over the past few weeks and months, many of them just weren’t as relevant.  This long, long process took me back to 2011 and reminded me that my blog and brand were originally established for that Homecoming campaign way back when in senior year of college. :)   This morning, I was reminded me of that yet again with a message from one of my best friends.

 

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Now, I don’t necessarily think I was robbed per se, but it’s always nice to see a HESONWHEEELS shirt floating around out there in the wild!

Seeing that immediately took me back to a message I received earlier this year from a friend who had been inside a local Goodwill thrift shop. We eventually established the “Ultimate Hokie” bucket list as a result. Ask about THAT, it’s too funny. :)

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The crown logo will live on!