I tried to start this blog twice already, and the different trains of thought disappeared both times. It just shows that things don’t always happen the way you want them to. The weather outside is rough now, too, another thing that’s not going the way I might wish. The kids are watching a show on… Continue reading To Publish or Not to Publish
The other day, I saw a short video where my family sang happy birthday to our oldest boy. In it, I stood behind everyone, and hell, I had to do a double or triple take when I saw myself. My image struck me — it did not inspire confidence in the least. My immediate thought… Continue reading The Picture of Success
Today I need to talk about a ridiculous thing. It has to do with competition, and I firmly believe we cannot do away with a friendly rivalry. It is how humankind improves. But like anything else, it can go too far. When pushed too far, it becomes selfish, counterproductive, and destructive. Those cases include idiots… Continue reading Growing Up
I love writing. It’s not so much typing the keys, but more along the lines of selecting the right words. I suppose it is similar to a painter selecting the correct pigments for their pallet. Perhaps it is akin to a sculptor selecting the perfect stone, chisels, for music, the right notes, and the choreographer’s… Continue reading Why Do We Have the Arts?
So, I woke up today and started my day. If you thought about it, you might have noticed I did not say, “rolled out of bed.” I haven’t rolled out of bed for quite some time. A couple of reasons for that — I’m getting old, and I got hurt a few months ago. I… Continue reading Why Do We Argue?
The day is quiet around the house, today. The kids have their noses stuck into their schoolbooks to wade through a class or two or raise their grades. We elected not to send the kids to the brick-and-mortar school again this year. The pandemic is still raging in our part of the world, and I… Continue reading Do You See Things in Black and White?
I know it has been too long since I last posted a blog. Although I have been busy here, the big problem has been my laptop. It stopped working a couple of weeks ago. It was a faulty charge cord. I ordered a new one, and it recently arrived. But ask any kid when they… Continue reading Feedback Can Be Wonderful
It is time for another blog. I know it has been a couple of weeks, and believe me, the time has slipped away. The glib use of the word time here is necessary, so most people will understand what I mean. It is tricky because that isn’t the way I envision time to be — I don’t… Continue reading Are You Self-Aware?
Mercy. This blog has taken a long time. I started it three times, and each time so far, I didn’t say what I intended to say. Things are still in upheaval since my accident. The kids are trying to take advantage too. When they do their chores, they try shortcuts and, at times, not doing… Continue reading Can We Grow Up?
The last blog I published talked about writing, and I finished it before I had my accident. I went ahead, posted it with the idea that I would address the accident on this blog. A week ago, a potentially life-changing occurrence happened to me. I walked outside, lost my balance, and fell on the brick… Continue reading A Broken Back Means Your Dead, Right?