It sits down the stairs, a turn to the left, and behind a organized, well-balanced stack of boxes. It rests on claw shaped feet. It is squat, barrel shaped, heavy-looking, and jet black. A slotted door is at its front, and through small openings, gray ash is still seen coating the inside of the housing. […]
The carriage bounced up and down, and wobbled side to side, as the rickety wheels rolled over rocks and debris, and dipped in and out of divots and pot holes. This road was poorly maintained, and the longer the carriage followed this path, the worse the jostling became. There was a snort from the horse […]
Stand up, sit down, walk, again and again. Ingest, imbibe, purge, again and again. Think thoughts, read words, learn, again and again. Push forward, stop short, recover, again, and again. Become enamored, lose interest, feel numb, again and again. Build up, destroy, apologize, again and again. Accept help, give nurture, stand alone. again and again. […]
Restraint is the great liberator Discipline the best educator, Self-control is the developer, and Patience, the enlightener.
I have been writing for many years. When I first decided to put pen to paper, or keystroke to screen, as most writing is done nowadays, I gave a particular challenge to myself, write one post per week. It didn’t seem like too much of a challenge. A minimum commitment of a few hundred words. […]
Many years ago, one of the roles in my career was that of manager. The environment that I managed, was a large retail store. In this particular store, which sold a variety of items, there was also a cafe, which served a variety of drinks, including bottled options, and hand prepared beverages. In addition to […]
We start out believing we will make the world a better place. But end up hoping that our actions didn’t make things worse. humbly yours J
All of our decisions, even those we felt were purely driven by logic, rationale, and calculation, have at some point, been influenced by our feelings, thus sating our true need emotional contentment.
Change is uncomfortable. Change forces us, or we allow to cause a sometimes minor, occasionally major, augmentation in us. We move forward after changes, with fresh new perspectives, new understandings, greater degrees of physical strength or endurance, altered grasps on particular emotional states, or even a sense that things are different, which, in those moments, […]
When we glance over our shoulders we don’t check for friendly faces. We look backwards only to make sure we are moving in the right direction Chased only look back to ensure they evaded the pursuer. Rifling through memories is the equivalent of shaking hands with ghosts. Sharing the pictures only serves to conjure that […]