Awareness… against my will

Let's cut the shit and get real. Let's really lay it out there. So much so that let's not even soften the word shit with an asterix to replace the i. And of course when I say "let's" that actually means "me" as in I'm about to cut through my own BS so I'm giving you all … Continue reading Awareness… against my will

So…what do you want?

One of my favorite sayings of Dr. Phil is, "you've got to name it to claim it." This means two things to me: You can't change something within yourself that you don't acknowledge.You can't expect to get what you want if you don't even know what that something is. If you're struggling with this acknowledging and knowing, … Continue reading So…what do you want?

I Love George Bailey

*It wouldn't be Christmas to me without George Bailey. I wrote this piece some time ago and I read it often as a reminder to myself to hang in there when I'm feeling the way George did on his "crucial night". If you are having a crucial night yourself, I ask that you remember that … Continue reading I Love George Bailey

Eternity? Who me?

I'll just come right out and say it: I don't like the idea of spending "eternity" playing a harp. I wouldn't even want to spend eternity playing a French horn, which happens to be the musical instrument I played from 5th grade through high school and love. I love to hear it starting at minute 1:05 … Continue reading Eternity? Who me?

To be a simple man

 Lynyrd Skynyrd  understood what it was to be a simple man: Mama told me when I was young "Come sit beside me, my only son And listen closely to what I say And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day" "Oh, take your time, don't live too fast Troubles will come and … Continue reading To be a simple man

To begin: get over yourself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVAAnc13xpM I'm asking you to get over yourself, but the bad news is that I can't tell you exactly how to do it. Before you turn on me and get all up in arms in the belief that I'd endeavor to lead you blindly to a destination unknown to me, let me rephrase: The bad … Continue reading To begin: get over yourself