Category Archives: Lessons

This is the Way

I have an extremely dear friend who has uttered the following phrase to me more than once: “I am going to make a Taoist out of you, yet.” This got me thinking, “What exactly is the Tao?” I was aware … Continue reading

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Live and Let Live

Is it just me, or do people on social media seem more comfortable spewing their unsolicited opinions all over the place? And when the hell did everything get so political? I could post a picture of Snoopy, and some asshat … Continue reading

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Lessons My Mother Taught Me

My mother taught me to have compassion for the living. To always have vases on hand in case a friend is feeling low and in need of lilacs cut from the lilac bush ladybugs still stuck to the twigs. To … Continue reading

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Father of Mine

In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would honor my father by writing about my love for him. I have shared many poems I have written for the man but have not told many stories about the man who … Continue reading

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Journey to the Center of Health

Long-time readers of the blog know that I have been on a health and fitness journey for a little over a year now. I have fallen off the wagon a few times, but I have learned to be easy and … Continue reading

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Smaller

I often find myselflongingfor somethingbut mostlyto feel smallerI want to feel smallerI want to slipbetween the spacesof your fingersI want to put my headin your lapand for you to swallowthe entire drowningof meI want to see myselfthrough different lensesthe way … Continue reading

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What is Age? Baby Don’t Hurt Me

So many people fear getting older, but it’s something we all must do, and I believe the sooner we accept the aging process, the more enjoyable our lives can be. I mean, there’s no point in fighting the inevitable, right? … Continue reading

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How To Be a Decent Person 101

My heart has been very heavy this year as I witnessed person after person reveal a side of themselves that not only baffled me but made me lose respect for them. It’s hard sometimes to hold onto faith in humanity. … Continue reading

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Longing for Baseball

I have always had this longing to be one of the greats in whatever I do The Ted Williams of my craft. So I strived for perfection until I fell in love with the world’s greatest game. You see, in … Continue reading

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The Way I See It

I often find myself staring out a window as if I am searching for whatever is drawing me… something greater than myself. It is morning in the gray dead of fall like a picture-perfect postcard displaying my feelings. Nature, killing … Continue reading

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