The Noble Post – A Poem

The Noble Post I would that I couldChange just one mind;But ah, social mediais not so designed.I can post all dayFilling you of my opinions;In hopes of one dayturning you into minions.I can share into the voidAn echo for which I am waiting;Ignoring all the warningsMy actions are simply baiting.A belief my motives are noble,The … Continue reading The Noble Post – A Poem

The Good, Good Father.

Recently my grandson got hurt while on my watch. It was awful. In the moments after it happened and for entire time it took for his injury to heal, I would have done anything in my power to fix him myself. I would have, without question, made everything all better for him. When I heard … Continue reading The Good, Good Father.

Rainbow Platitudes

Not every storm produces a rainbow. Not every rain shower yeilds flowers.  Sometimes it just rains.  Storms come. Floods happen. Rain falls. That's life.  Too often we settle for platitudes when we should acknowledge and accept that crap happened. We can learn and grow, or we can keep passing off Pinterest quotes and out of … Continue reading Rainbow Platitudes

This Too Shall Pass

Recently I was watching Talking with Chris Hardwick (AMC and The Nerdist Podcast) with Michelle Monaghan as the guest. She shared a story about how Kevin Bacon had once told her "this too shall pass" during a conversation in which she was talking about something good in her life. Now I grew up in church … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass

The Problem with Rearview Mirrors

I heard a speaker* say 2 different things tonight that I cannot shake. You can only get so far looking at the problem. There is so much truth in this statement. Years ago I was playing Donkey Kong Country on Nintendo, and occasionally I would hit a snag that I simply could not figure out. … Continue reading The Problem with Rearview Mirrors

Trampoline O’ Success

Sometimes I feel like a trampoline. Because of who I am, people regularly "leap" from my support straight into their success. I do not think this is a bad thing, per se, but it often leaves me wondering "where is my trampoline o' success?" or at the very least "where is the credit for catapulting them forward?". Oh that … Continue reading Trampoline O’ Success