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 […]
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 […]
Why Are We Here? Right here?
I don’t mean in the existential sense, I mean here, right here; look down at your feet. Have you ever wondered what kind of bad luck, Karma or whatever, it takes to be struck by lightning or hit on the head by a falling branch? You’ve tempted fate, driven recklessly, flown in storms and maybe […]
Thought: It’s time for the sheep to get the flock away from the shepherd.
This picture has been all over social media… My thoughts: Why, of course I can pray that his burden goes away, but, why ruin such a well scripted act. For if in God he believes, then God it must be who’ll grant relief to his poor aching back. The issue, you see, lies in what […]
It’s all about “Choice”
A couple in their early 50s were celebrating. The last of their 5 children had moved out on her own, and they were now, finally, “empty nesters.” The house was quiet, a bit too quiet they thought, but they agreed to hold off making any big decisions for at least 6-9 months. Days turned into […]
Even with the best of intentions…
Recently, I was helping a couple prepare their new 5th wheel trailer for a long drive home. Earlier in the day, somehow, my having Parkinson’s disease came up and I, as usual, quickly steered the conversation elsewhere and we moved on. When it came time to leave, he politely reached out his hand and asked […]