Turning Away

I suppose it has been a few weeks since I have posted anything. There were a lot of things going on, the details of which I will not bore you with. I have reached a point in my life where my path has diverged and I must choose which path to take. This was not […]

Cult of Immortality

I am alive. I am not dead. Through inference of my living and not dying, I am immortal. Or at least that seems to be the rationale my mind offers for why I remain unafraid of life threatening illnesses, car crashes, plane crashes, shootings, murderers and random accidents.  Even as the shadow of death looms […]

How Important is Privacy?

Today was a hallmark event. Today my 11 year old left her new diary downstairs in the living room. I picked it up (not realizing what it was) and skimmed through it. Afterwards I flipped to the front page where I read, “This is Haley’s diary. Do not read!” Just as I closed it, Haley […]

Repetition Breeds Remembering

Most of you probably know that the best way to remember something is through repetition.  The more you repeat something, whether it is through practice problems with homework, practicing your skills in a sport, singing the lyrics of a song over and over every time it plays on the radio or hearing things others say […]

Trouble with your Past? This will help

If you are like most people I know, myself included, you often find yourself thinking about the past.  At times, this remembering turns into a pit of despair that sucks you in without your consent and leaves you mired in the murkiness of bad decisions for hours or perhaps days. Dealing with the past can […]

You Want It?

Getting what you want is not difficult. Let me say that again, “Getting what you want is not difficult.” The problem, for most people, is not the process of reaching their goal and getting what they want.  The problem is in knowing what it is they want.  What is IT? Society has convinced far too […]

Bring It!

Today I have chosen to do the seemingly impossible. Although chosen is a strong word when really I was placed between a rock and a hard place due to my own poor planning and procrastination.  I put off scheduling to take a necessary assessment test to begin a degree program.  Unfortunately for me, the deadline […]

On the Flip Side

I am all for the confidence boosting statements that if someone wants you in their life, they will make time for you and the one about how people should want to spend time with you because you’re worth it.  I realize those aren’t the exact words, but you know what I’m talking about – and, […]

Agree to Disagree

The daily prompt I found was this: Do you have a good friend or close relative with whom you disagree on a major issue (political, personal, cultural)? What’s the issue, and how do you make the relationship work? Many disagreements immediately sprang to mind: My only cat, Bella, and I disagree on a major issue.  I […]