It seems worthwhile to spend a few minutes to look back on my year. 2015 was interesting and had some great news and events and some very sad occurrences. Continue reading “Two thousand and fifteen A year in review“
Today, I am introducing a new feature to my blog. I stumbled a while back on a website called The One-Minute Writer. I don’t recall how I found it, but the author provides a daily prompt with the plan that people will spend one minute writing based on the prompt. Now, let’s be serious, I have never in my life written something in only a minute. Anyone who has ever met me, heard of me, seen me walking by on the street, or been in the same crowded arena as me knows that I’m far too long winded to keep any writing down to a minute. However, I am going to use her prompts to give me something to write about in an attempt to always keep something new on my blog for my faithful reader(s). Fair warning, though, since I’m just using her prompts to think of something to write, they will probably rarely be the actual prompt for the day. Continue reading “One-Minute Writer: Child’s Play”
This entry is a cross between a reflection, a rambling, and a eulogy. Take it for what it is. I debated how to go about this, and I’m going to do even less polishing than I usually do on this post. I just want to share what’s been going through my mind for the last week. Continue reading “William, my brother and my father”
I was doing so well.
I was running and training and trying to be healthy several times a week.
I ran my first 5K.
I was getting healthy.
I was facing down my demons from life and growing to know, accept, and love myself.
Then, as Lent wound to a close, some of the greatest trials you can imagine came to challenge me.
A friend shut me out of their life.
I bent down wrong and threw my back out.
Things began to unravel.
Why today? Why now? Continue reading “Never waste suffering – Part I: The narrative”
Photography disclaimer: All of these pictures were taken with the iPhone. I never got around to getting out my camera while we visited. I will remedy that on a future visit. Continue reading “Road trip to the Community of Saint John”
There used to be (maybe there still is) a series of advertisements in which Smokey the Bear opined “Only you can prevent forest fires.” I’ll come back to that. Continue reading “Only you can prevent…”