Ten and poor

Recently, I sat for a few hours talking to a 98-year-old woman about her experiences in a small rural Wisconsin town. The woman is amazing and still sharp as a tack. For over 25 years she owned a grocery store in this town and every summer she and her husband extended credit to the local... Continue Reading →

A life lesson: Sometimes it is best to mind my own business

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and all the patients were shouting, "13, 13, 13". The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see what was going on. Somebody poked me in the eye with a stick!... Continue Reading →

Cupid is a terrorist

“O innocent victims of Cupid, Remember this terse little verse: To let a fool kiss you is stupid, To let a kiss fool you is worse.” - E.Y. HarburgLet's be honest. Cupid is a terrorist.I'm expect a bit of push-back but Cupid is a cunning little bastard. Hollywood has him on retainer and the little shit... Continue Reading →

The Things I Carry: Where 36 and 37 Meet

There are a lot of incredible places to explore in Ohio. Ohio is full of a rich and diverse history thanks to the Ohio River and it's tributaries, and of course, Lake Erie. If you scoff it is probably because you have never bothered to get off the interstate of leave your suburbia enclave. I... Continue Reading →

Does this smell like passion?

Food for thought I've been giving my writing some thought recently. Where it is going; what I am going to do with it. There is no simple answer. I can write. I write well. Big deal. The world is full of wonderfully talented and insightful writers. However, that doesn't mean they actually have anything to... Continue Reading →

Sharks on a journey

All too often my tendency to explain so someone else understands is driven by my pride and arrogance and not their actual interest. For me, I think there is some family of origin damage that at times creates a shame-based necessity to explain my motives or my intentions to people who I care about or... Continue Reading →

You are valuable & worthy

"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is something valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch." — e.e cummings (via psych-quotes) I will just set this here for you: whether you know it or it or not, you are valuable, you are worthy. Remember.... Continue Reading →

Am I your guiding light?

I think not. You don’t need a guiding-light. You are your own light but you lack confidence and belief because of the abuse, shaming and gaslighting. You lack love for self (Go look it up. I'll wait.). I know this because I've spent a long time making self destructive choices because I too have had bad Teachers that resulted in me... Continue Reading →

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