Category Archives: Lessons

Changes in Mindset – On Health

Many of you know, I lost my mother on the day after Christmas, six years ago. Her loss hit me very hard, and I slipped into a deep depression for years. I have slowly brought myself out of that depression, … Continue reading

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Adding Fuel to the Fire

We didn’t start the fireIt was always burning since the world’s been turningWe didn’t start the fireNo, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it – Billy Joel Regular readers of this blog know that music has always … Continue reading

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Sundays in Winter

Every sunday in winterhe would wakeand put on his Carharttto go shovel the drivewayafter 10 hour daysspent through the weekclearing the roadsNobody thanked him. He’d come in from the coldthrow coal in the furnacemake sure his family was warmHe’d start … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful World

During my adolescence, I had a mentor who was also the pastor of the church I attended at the time. I’m not sure if this man realizes how important he is to me or how much he really shaped me … Continue reading

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At Least I Can Laugh!

It’s been a long time since I have just sat down with a glass of wine, put on some music, and poured my heart out into my laptop. After chatting with a friend yesterday, I found that it’s time. *** … Continue reading

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Changes in Mindset – On Writing

I read somewhere that once we start believing we have nothing left to improve upon, we are doomed to fail. As a writer, I have learned a few important skills that I apply to my writing as I learn and … Continue reading

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The Art Of Baking Cookies For Strangers

I have been thinking about how my mother would bake cookies for strangers Always with a smile vintage cookie cutters and love as sweet as sugar “How can we love those we don’t know?” I’d ask. She would reply, “Just … Continue reading

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One Nation Under God?

“I pledge allegiance to the flag” right hand over heart just a child, I am taught to honor while my country falls a part *** I don’t yet understand the meaning of allegiance yet I am expected to follow, “They’ll … Continue reading

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Life Lessons, A Change in Direction, and 2020

I think we can all agree that this year has been less than ideal, but I have to say this year has taught me a few lessons. I have learned that things I used to excuse are no longer excusable. … Continue reading

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I Lost My Job Today

It’s funny sometimes how we can pick up on vibes when something is telling us, something is just not quite right. When I woke up this morning, I had no idea the devastation that was going to hit me. It’s … Continue reading

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