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 […]
Some people really need to be beaten…
I sell pocket watches on eBay and have elected to allow potential buyers the opportunity to make offers on watches that appeal to them. One of the watches was priced at $250.00 and I received an offer from someone for $40.00. Shaking my head, I’m thinking, “gawd, it’s another one of ‘them” I send a […]
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 […]