Don’t say it if you don’t mean it

Yes, it is a pet peeve of mine. Please don’t say things you have no intention of following through on. Don’t tell me, “We need to get together for coffee and to catch up – I’ll get back to you with a date,” and then disappear for years. I know things happen that make it . . . → Read More: Don’t say it if you don’t mean it

Holding a grudge?

I try to not hold a grudge. However, there ARE some things that have happened to me that I don’t necessarily want to forget, basically in order to protect myself against them happening to me again. I don’t think that means I am holding a grudge – at least in my mind. I think I . . . → Read More: Holding a grudge?

I am waking up

Boy, a week goes by quickly – it is time for a new blog post already!

Due to some personal issues, I have been in a kind of fog for the last couple years. It’s not that I haven’t known what is going on, it’s just that I haven’t really felt like doing a lot . . . → Read More: I am waking up


I really don’t want to get too political here, but I am getting pretty tired of people deciding that what NFL players are doing is disrespectful of the flag and veterans. This was never about disrespecting the flag. These people are doing what they are doing in order to draw attention to something that is . . . → Read More: Protest

An apology is in order

I am embarrassed about something that I did last week, and am committed to getting through this the best that I can, even though it is embarrassing.

I will spare you the details, but the main part of it is that I had a bad experience with an establishment, and actually yelled at someone on . . . → Read More: An apology is in order

Vulnerability – again

Do other people do this? I make up whole conversations with others in my head, mostly so that I am prepared for whatever comes up. The other people likely wouldn’t say the things I think they are going to say; they would probably be baffled by what I come up with.

I think I know . . . → Read More: Vulnerability – again

What is going on here?

What is going on here? People are re-writing history to be what they wish it were, rather than what it really was. Someone says things that are reprehensible – or at least they would have been a couple years ago – and people still think he is worthy of being president. People put their faith . . . → Read More: What is going on here?

I am trying to let the past go

I have such a hard time leaving the past in the past. I know that it belongs there, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

There are many reasons that the past is hard to leave behind. There are some occasions in my life where I still feel that I got a raw deal, and . . . → Read More: I am trying to let the past go

My heart hurts

My heart hurts. I look for the good in the world, but am having a hard time finding it. The bad things, as usual, are hard to miss. There are global tragedies, national tragedies, and personal tragedies happening almost continuously. I have so many questions: How did we get to this point? How do we . . . → Read More: My heart hurts


I have been back from vacation for a bit, and it is time to start writing again. Of course, I still have the same old problem that I always had – what do I write this week? What’s on my mind? I guess it is that gorgeous vacation we had in Banff. It was beautiful. . . . → Read More: Vacation