Nothing about her can be forgotten Equally memorable is her name Elegant but unpretentious I’m just a moth to her flame The length of her arm A million miles long In time, she pulled in The embrace held me strong There is me, her and us All distinctive lives Independent yet shared Each keeps our … More 1+1=3
As Father’s Day is near, I am offering a few thoughts on adult males. Good men are not hard to find, they are everywhere. Good men hide in plain sight. Most men have good qualities, but that does not automatically bestow sainthood on them. Good men are not perfect, but they embrace their imperfections as … More A Better Man
A movie title from a million years ago, 1968 to be exact. The plot was about people who are infected with a virus transmitted by a toucan become nice and positive to each other. A pandemic of pleasantness. Obviously, a fantasy comedy. We all want to feel good, even those who use misery as their … More What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?
Mile marker number 64 is dead ahead for me. Maybe “dead” is not the best word to use. Anyway, around and around in orbit we go. On the occasion of birthdays, one may feel a bit philosophical. So, here are a few observations about the journey. The sun no longer seems surprised; him again. And … More Growing Younger
Disclaimer I started writing about one thing and it quickly evolved into something else. This happens from time to time. The original subject was how we often want to help someone, but feel powerless to do so. Circumstances can be such that we have no ability to act; we are limited to being supportive and … More Compassion: The Super Power
What is a legacy? It is what we leave behind, something that shows we were here? We walk the Earth for however long we are alive. In our wake are the people we have touched in our life, what we have built, worked for, and the impact we made on others. Most of us are … More Father’s Day Legacy
Every day you see videos or pictures of dozens of dogs, every one of them needing a loving home. Many are found, surrendered or rescued. There are broken bones, injuries, diseases, malnutrition and mistreatment. You can see the fear in their eyes and an emptiness that goes all the way to their soul. Every night … More Giving a Dog a Chance
Their story overflowed with grief Talking brought instant relief To be an interested earpiece Gave us both a needed release Connecting with a fellow soul Hidden feelings easily unroll The act of embracing another heart Kindness never needs a jump start There’s calm behind flowing tears Deflating the monster of fears Let flow this hot … More If You Can’t Form a Tear…