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

Vacation

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

Parents/Kids

I wonder – do you ever stop worrying about your child/children? When my son started driving, he used to always roll his eyes at me when he was leaving and I would say, “Drive safely.” I stopped him once and explained to him that he would always be my kid and I would always be . . . → Read More: Parents/Kids

Intentions

I know that most people have good intentions, and I try to take that into account. Even if you have good intentions, you are still responsible for you words and actions. You don’t get to say, “Hey – my intentions were good, so you should ignore the fact that I just said something really rude . . . → Read More: Intentions

Anonymity

Wow! We seem to have become a nation of people who will say anything to anyone, as long as it can done anonymously. Instead of actually talking to someone about what is bothering us, we will put it on social media, bitch and moan about it to anyone who will listen, or anything other than . . . → Read More: Anonymity

Freedom

Freedom is a great thing to be thinking about around the Fourth of July. I am so grateful that we have our freedom, and I hope that we, as a nation, can be vigilant and keep it.

I love that we – all of us – have freedom to do what we wish, as long . . . → Read More: Freedom