Fear without Knowing
January 21, 2017



So, I’m coming around the corner to go to the boy’s room and there are two people waiting in line. The first person is standing  about four feet from the restroom doors. The second person is standing sixteen feet from the restroom doors. A line is forming, but neither of these two people move forward to take up the distance in the line.

What keeps them from moving forward?

Is this a sign of the times?

Is their fear of moving forward greater than their need to release?

One person comes out of the left side restroom and the first person takes his place. But, the second person in line refuses to move forward, even though the line behind him is forming quickly and reaching out the exit doors of the building. Finally, the second restroom becomes available and the person ahead of me moves to take his position inside the restroom. I immediately take up the lax in space of close to twenty feet and wait for the next restroom to become available.

If fear is this obvious in a nondescript environment, what does it say about the county under Trump?

Are we going to be governed by our small but innate fear of ‘not knowing’, or fear of ‘who we are’ as a replacement for I AM?

Move forward! Take a stand! Be who you were meant to BE!


April 29, 2011

We’re in the car driving to meet two friends. One is having his birthday and we are getting together to celebrate the occasion.

The light catches the top of the mountain in front of us, and exposes  the extinct top of a volcano. One, I had never seen before. The sides of the mountain look like an elephant’s weathered hide. Heavily lined, strong, enduring and almost impenetrable.

Friendships are like that mountain.

For me, these past few weeks have brought numerous reunions of old friends. Unexpected and so, so pleasant. New bonds were created and old memories were relived.

People are reaching out and changing their nesting habits. What was not thinkable before is now a possibility and, seems almost a necessity. There seems to be an inner driving force that is making people re-connect with long-lost friends. Lives are changing quickly and dramatically. Some force out there is bringing old friendships together for some reason. It’s also bringing a sense of protection and security.

It’s nice to know a friend is close at hand if you need them. An old friend that cares. An old friend to share feelings with if necessary.

All of us hold different attributes and talents. I question, why are we being brought together? Is there a cosmic plan unfolding that we are a part of? I believe everything that happens in your life is for a reason. There are no mistakes and no accidents. The fact that these occurrences are happening more and more frequently leads me to believe that there is a plan at hand and it is unfolding.

Look around yourself and your daily life. Are old friends popping up into your life? If so, for what reason?

Take advantage of these moments. Re-kindle and re-live.

It’s rewarding.

Meat and Potatoes
April 11, 2011


Meat and potatoes are comfort food. Memories bring comfort too. Good times bring comfort. And all together, you get happy.

Happy is a lost comfort for most now a days.

How do you regain it?

Invite some good friends over for dinner. Nothing special, just meat and potatoes. But do it well. Keep it simple. Crock pot of meat or roasting pan in the oven. Add a baked potato, some good bread and a simple salad. Sit around a table and enjoy the food. Help clean-up a bit. Sit back down and play a game. Something simple you haven’t played in a long time. Some game that makes you have interaction with each other. Something that makes you laugh and enjoy the moment. Some game that takes all of your thoughts away and replaces them with enjoyment of the company.

Have dessert. Chocolate cake and ice cream. More simplicity. Offer coffee. Savor the simplicity of the evening. You have a new memorable moment.

Friends, food, familiarity.

Happiness found.

Like a rare jewel…..precious.

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