Rivers, Smiles, and Sun

At a certain point, we become aware that our lives have a certain trajectory.  Some believe that it has been preset since the day we are born.  We may choose to fight against it all we want, but that’s  wastefully pointless. It’s best to accept whatever course that you are on. Life is like a […]

Severing Fruitless Branches

In every person, I’ve always found something. Something from which to learn, to help make me better. Better than I was before. More loving and understanding. Understanding of others, and myself. And more thoughtful. Thoughtful about how I acted, and of received treatment. Treatment of my heart, body, emotions, and my soul. A soul that […]

Dogfish Head. The World Wide Leader in Stouts.

Yes, I know, this phrase probably sounds incredibly familiar.  It doesn’t? I would guess then, reader, that you are not likely to be a sports fan. I admit that I am slightly borrowing the title from ESPN’s signature phrase, “ESPN: The Worldwide Leader in Sports.” But, I am also recognizing the power of such a […]

Summer’s End

The hum and buzz of the whirring traffic begins to sound less like a hive, and more like a fan. The clinging, clanging, cacophony of amusement park rides, and games, softens to dull, quiet dings. The roar and clamor of the water-loving pool-goers mutes, and slips gently into the quickly cooling breeze. The booming and thundering waves continue […]

Knowing the end, and staring it in the face.

Its time, yes, its time! To leave things behind. The big and the small things, the mean and unkind! Time to forget the trifles, the spitefuls, and vengeful in mind. Time to forget the bitters, the hurtfuls, the malificent that bind. Time to shed anchors, and millstones, the ball and chain’id. Shed the guilting, the boring, and […]

Tomorrow, when the sun comes up

The power inherent in words and communication is immeasurable. Wielding this simple, yet diversely functional tool of communication, we have at our disposal the ability to destroy. Alternatively, we have the building blocks of creation. We have the power to express all degrees of emotion, sadness, joy, melancholy, confusion, despair, frustration, fear, and anger. We have […]

Actions or Words? Pick one please, to start.

“I saw your face listening to the words.” Initially this observation resulted in a chuckle or two, and a subsequent share on Facebook.  And dismissively I filed this comment under the linguistic-blunder category. Yet today I have cause to revisit this comment. Though this wasn’t a comment I made, rather one that I received, my […]