A Heavenly Sense Of Humor

Being a parent, you certainly need to have a good sense of humor. Honestly, laughter is the best medicine there is. I think that’s why God makes kids so darn cute. Once they learn how to talk though, they’re not always so cute anymore! We aren’t supposed to smack them around, the way we were….

It Only Takes One Special Person

When you’ve put 32 years of your heart and soul into something, it truly is an emotional roller coaster saying good-bye to it. My realtor is doing a private showing of my homestead and I decided to drive to the other end of this lake and sit in the park, gazing back on the place…

Making A Big Time Life Change

So, what do you do when you know you truly want to change your life? Well, you put your homestead up for sale and get serious about downsizing. I mean, truly serious. It’s not at all easy to do and most never face this task, unless forced to. When you go through all the things…

A Dream Within A Nightmare

It’s amazing to know that any human being could be capable of walking into a building and open fire on other people, innocent people, with only the intention of killing them. Or firing into a crowd watching a concert or holiday fireworks, complete strangers, only wanting to cause death. What happens to a human being…

Just Who Really Gives A Crap?

For the first time, in a very long time, I find myself working in the retail industry. Yes, like so many of us, I lost my “corporate” job and re-entered the rat-race of looking for work again. Shame on me, for making a livable wage. Shame on me, for making so many sacrifices, which only benefited…

My Sister…My Promise

My sister had been battling cancer for many years and felt she wasn’t going to win this fight. It was everywhere now, even in her bone marrow. We sat against the bathtub next to the toilet, at Mom & Dad’s house, embraced in each other’s arms. She couldn’t keep food down and had a hard…

Slow Dancing At A Funeral

Most all those that know me are already aware how much I adore art. I have since childhood and still continue expressing myself through the creative processes before me to this very day. My father was the greatest artist I’ve ever known. Yes, he could paint, draw, design, and create things that would blow your…

Shaping The Innocence

Back in the day, growing up was a much simpler time, although I didn’t realize it at the time. Watching today’s teens and young adults shaping their lives is sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes wonderful, depending on those you’re looking at. Some are given the tools needed to survive and some are left to find their own…