Rummaging about in one’s attic can be quite dangerous, as here, we place what we don’t want others to see. Our attics are filled with boxes, some full, many empty, of holiday decorations, heirlooms, and electronic devices, the latter kept forever on the off chance that a return may become necessary. We keep bags and […]
On being wounded…
Every day, speaking metaphorically, we become wounded in one way or another; that’s life. While the severity of the wound or wounds will vary, the path to begin the healing process remains the same; we must first accept that we’ve been wounded, and second, we must be willing to allow ourselves to be healed. But, […]
Oh My… Farm Life
I have chickens, lots of chickens, thirty-five at last count and they are a noisy lot, always squawking and carrying on about this or that. Today, though, they were louder than usual and I wandered in their direction to see what all the fuss was about. As I approached, I could see that the hens […]
Being “Transactional,” Selfish with a twist.
“Its a nice day for a walk, are you interested?” I asked. “Sure.” “Look at that,” I said, pointing to a neighbor who was washing his car in the driveway. “He wouldn’t dare…” “Wait for it…” I replied. The Dad, garden hose in hand, was sneaking up on his unsuspecting young daughter who was busy […]
Kierkegaard and the Cat
This is a true story about change; life change. This is also a story about saving lives, both physically and emotionally. Personally, I am not fond of cats; at all. They obey no one, crap where they want, and when the mood strikes, which is often, they sink their claws into you. At best, we […]
Meeting a Parent for the last time.
In the beginning, a parent, for the most part, dictates the relationship that they’ll have with their child. As the child matures and becomes an adult, it’s more 50/50. I have had two fathers in my life. The first, of course, biological and the other, a step-father. As an adult, I chose to be distant […]
…and then you take a left at the Constitution…
With a highly visible media push, we are seeing a plethora of “new ideas” gaining traction or at least, the illusion of such. They range from reparations, the elimination of the electoral college and how embracing socialism can, amazingly, be considered a virtuous act. There is even talk of lowering the voting age to 16. […]
How to Break a Man…
Imagine a small office filled wall-to-wall with file cabinets and that each is wide open and its contents are either taped to the wall or dumped in a pile on the floor. Welcome to the mind of the human male.. This little slice of chaos has managed, somehow, to avoid any type of useful evolution […]