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Spectrum Connection: October 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Inertia Inertia Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to change in its velocity, which includes change to speed or direction of motion. It is also Newton’s (Isaac Newton, not Fig Newton) First Law of Motion; he has three you know. Newton’s Law says an object at rest…

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Spectrum Connection: September 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Tethered? Te t h e r e d Tethered: verb – to tie with a rope or chain so as to restrict movement. Tie with a rope or chain. What are some things that get tethered? A hot air balloon gets teth-ered. Horses get tethered. I bet you can…

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Spectrum Connection: August 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Why Not Me? Hours go by.  Days turn into weeks.  Weeks into months. This is 2020, trudging along…slowly. 2020 came up on my Yelp account, I gave it NO stars. Ha, just joking. Here we are, already in August, and one thing that the pandemic HAS NOT affected is…

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Spectrum Unity Message

Spectrum is Here for You We are 3 months into what seems to be our new reality, and we just can’t seem to get used to not seeing your faces. We miss you dearly and are praying for each of you to stay safe and healthy, both physically and mentally, during this time. We hope…

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Spectrum Connection: July 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: The Journey Never has it been more evident than now that life is definitely a journey. The highs, the lows, the triumphs, the setbacks, are all a part of life. I am partial to the milestones in life such as births, marriage, adventures, family moments, friend moments, and the…

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Spectrum Connection: June 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: HUMBLING These past couple months have been humbling, and they have afforded me quite a bit of time to think and reflect. One could make the case of too much time. Many of the things I love are currently are out of reach. Gratefully, those I love surround me…

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Spectrum Connection: May 2020

From The Desk Of Dave Smalley: MAY 2020 It’s dark out. It is supposed to be dark out. It is 3:30 a.m., and I am wide awake…again. All kinds of thoughts running through my head. Is this re- ally real? When will it be over? Am I strong enough? So many racing thoughts, trying to…

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Spectrum Connection: April 2020

From The Desk Of Dave Smalley: IMAGINATION Our imagination is a great tool, but it can be at times a double-edged sword, if we don’t manage its power. In these unprecedented times, it may be the cause that our imagination holds one of the keys to our happiness and preparedness…or lack of…for what is next.…

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Spectrum Connection: March

From The Desk of Dave Smalley: The Power of Preparedness We often talk about the value of preparation. It is a common topic for me in the Spectrum Connection. By being fully prepared, by sticking to the fundamentals, and by honoring the power of preparedness, we build a foundation that will not allow changing tides…

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Spectrum Connection: February

From the Desk of Dave Smalley: Rocket Ships When I was a boy, I often dreamed of being an astronaut…often being every day. Jim and I played and imagined ourselves as spacemen all the time. I suppose I was like many other boys and girls my age, convinced I would travel into space like my…

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