He was a strong man who grew up on a farm in what’s now part of downtown Phoenix. I think you would have had to be crazy or really hate Indiana winters to settle here, with only a large mulberry tree to ever so slightly minimize the blazing summer sun.
I can’t imagine. My car’s [...]
Different Monsters, Same Outcome
Some monsters awaken immediately, plow through walls, crush cars, kill mercilessly and leave only destruction in their paths. Think Jurassic Park or War of the Worlds.
Others use a more subtle, yet no less destructive, approach. They lurk just under the surface. They exist in every cell, down deep in strands [...]
I was at a work Christmas party a few weeks ago and had a great time sharing a table with couple I’d just met.
After dinner the wife asks, “You’re single, right?”
“Well … yeah,” I said, with my answer sounding more like a question.
Then she looks at her husband and says, “ Couldn’t you see [...]
I work with high schoolers. And on this last post-Thanksgiving Monday they gathered at the door before class. As they always do.
I overheard the guys, just the guys, one-upping each other with the number of Thanksgiving meals they’d consumed. It’s a given that exaggerating was going on. As it always does.
“Yeah, I went [...]
This letter grew out of a comment on a blog post I offered to a friend who’s in a difficult situation. And I just recently spoke with another in a similar situation. It’s daunting how many this disease touches.
I’m so sorry to hear of the pain you’re going through. I’ve been there. And although I shy [...]
And if I hear one more celeb, newscaster or blogger discuss what they’re thankful for or how to be thankful or how to keep a gratitude journal or how to exploit this holiday in any other way I’m gonna….
Oh. I’m complaining again. It comes so naturally. It’s easy to [...]
Introduction to My Divorce
Recently, I saw a Nightline segment that presented the investigation of Air France 447. As the story unfolded I recognized certain factors in such tragedies that fall like dominoes leading to the unimaginable.
As I watched, I sensed similar dominoes leading to my divorce. And since September 3rd, 2012 was the official two-year anniversary, I felt prompted [...]
September is World Alzheimer’s Month.
Worldwide, dementia affects 35 million people and their families.
Recently, my niece wrote a detailed post regarding her perspective of Alzheimer’s and The Alzheimer’s Prevention registry, ”… a community of people interested in making an impact on Alzheimer’s research to help stop the disease,” [...]
Some words combined in a certain syntax have the potential to bring about immediate and powerful emotions. Of course. And the type and degree of emotion that you experience depends on how closely these words touch the events and circumstances in your life.
Sometimes we may perceive them as bad:
They had to let [...]
The quiet passing of life stages
The last thing I saw were the tail lights of his mom’s car as he headed out on to the street. In doing so, one of the few and recognizable life stages has been passed. He’s now out exploring on his own, traversing the great outdoors, the highways, byways and [...]