Blog

So That’s Why

It’s time I offered something practical for you to try.  Up to this point, many of my blog posts have offered you, my readers, unsolicited groupings of words.  Sometimes those words did help or comfort or confuse, but of what use were they really?  So it’s time to offer you some intentionally formed words to ponder.

 

Continue reading “So That’s Why”

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2017

An Old Man

Today I realized I had become an old man.  It wasn’t so much my age, although realizing my birthday was fast approaching had forced me to admit more years had passed than were to come.  Suddenly becoming an old man wasn’t just a bad attitude, although my attitude had suddenly taken a turn towards melancholy and nostalgia that was a bit unhealthy.

Continue reading “An Old Man”

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2017

Struggling With Hope

Some of my best days are days in which I struggle.  Sometimes the struggle is physical, sometimes spiritual, but always the struggle screws with my understanding of myself and others.

 

Continue reading “Struggling With Hope”

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2017

Any World I’m Welcome To

I realize that my friends who are sticklers for proper grammar will look askance at the title of this new post.  The title is part of a lyric from a song written by Steely Dan.  The whole line is, “any world I’m welcome to is better than the one I come from.”  Still grammatically unsatisfactory to some of my friends.  Alas, I know I am in the wrong, but I can’t help myself.  Grammar is not, however, the point of this post.

Continue reading “Any World I’m Welcome To”

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2017

At That Age

“You can’t out run a bear.  Better to play dead and take your chances the bear will lose interest in you.”  That’s what the Park Ranger said to me and my two friends just before we started our climb up the mountain and into the trees in front of us.

Continue reading “At That Age”

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2017

The Hole in My Backyard

I am digging a hole in my backyard.  I have been working on that hole for some time now. It’s turned out to be a bigger job than I had expected.  But I persevere and persist.  This project seems to have a life of its own.

 

 

 

Continue reading “The Hole in My Backyard”

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2017

Constancy of Purpose

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. (Benjamin Disraeli)

 

 

What will tomorrow bring?  What are your dreams and your plans for tomorrow morning?  As in the photo above, there may be several routes to the summit. Without constancy of purpose, you are not likely to reach that summit. Without constancy of purpose you may stop just short of your goal – a false summit.

Continue reading “Constancy of Purpose”

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2017

Time’s Up

“The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.” Storm Jameson 1891-1986

 

I am certain I have wasted far too much time in my life.  The older I get, the more I wish I had made better decisions concerning what I did with the time I had in front of me.  Waking up each morning should have been a call to action rather than a reluctant shrug of the shoulders, a yawn and then breakfast.                        Continue reading “Time’s Up”

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2017

I Want the Truth

“In quarreling, the truth is always lost.” (Publilius Syrus, first century, B.C.)

 

Civil discourse and illuminating debate are an endangered species.  We have become victims of 30 second sound bytes and pre-scripted revelations masquerading as fact.  We are no longer offered factual reporting, allowing us to form our own conclusions.  In the name of political correctness, we are force – fed opinions and agendas to which we are encouraged to choose sides.  Agreed upon standards have been obliterated and replaced by anarchy in words, thoughts, and deeds that reign untouched by a sense of the greater good.

Continue reading “I Want the Truth”

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2017

Why I Trust In Hope

“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit.  The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.  (Marcus Aurelius)

 

In the past, I have had no success in conquering the first rule of Aurelius. Therefore, I have not been able to proceed to the second rule. When in the past, due to an unsettled spirit, a metaphorical/existential fork in the road has appeared before me, my spirit has imploded.  This is no way to live. Too many forks in the road, too many decisions to be made to have a troubled spirit.  That’s why I decided to seek out the spirit and confront it head on.  And as a result of this quest, I have found my trust in hope.

Continue reading “Why I Trust In Hope”

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2017