A most beautiful mind…

How much effort does it take to be civil? A great deal it turns out, at least for me. Being polite does not come naturally. It is practiced rather than instinctive. Journeying into thoughtful territory is going the extra mile and apparently I'm usually short on fuel. Another characteristic I'm proud of is that while …

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Breathe in then out…

Today was particularly harsh and my energy tonight is particularly low as a result. Some days are harder than others for no obvious reason. It’s just the roller coaster called life. A beautiful new acquaintance who is quickly becoming a friend, listened to me today without judgment, and gently reminded me that dark days make …

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On the road again…

I haven’t written for a few days. My arse is sore from all the kicks I’ve been giving it so sitting down has been a challenge. It’s better today because I’ve left my self-flagellating ways behind for the time being. Of course, I’m speaking figuratively, but it’s a good attitude for me these days. A …

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Let the truth be told…

What I’ll own up to in this blog has been long promised. I’ve hinted about it on numerous occasions, beat around copious bushes, and side skipped opportunities to come clean. I’ve battled against owning up until this morning when I woke in a panic. After passing another restless night, the second in as many days, …

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It’s all in my mind, mostly…

I did an exercise this morning. Some might call it setting an intention. For me, it’s serious stuff, very necessary, and uplifting if only for a second. After all the block-busting of this last year and then some, habits or feelings that recur on a regular basis are clear and I’m so over those that …

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A breaking heart…

Heart ache is an extraordinary thing. There’s the clinical diagnosis when a heart is sick and then there’s the other kind that comes when a heart breaks. When little, I was told no one dies of a broken heart. After six decades, although life has shattered mine into thousands of pieces more than once, because …

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Taking a higher road…

In the checkout line at the grocery store today an altercation erupted between a patron and the cashier. It had to do with the purchase of liquor for minors. The strawberry blonde refused to sell two cases of beer, politely stating it was illegal to do so. The clerk remained polite, non-confrontational, and calm despite …

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