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Unachievable Goal – Understanding the World

Unachievable goal? Maybe. But it is still the reason I read, write, question, and explore the world around me. “I am a man committed to understanding the world and how it operates, all the while knowing that I haven’t much chance in succeeding in this endeavor. What I do know is that the world...

Wary of Newcomers

“Encounters between strangers in the desert, while rare, were occasions of mutual suspicion, and marked by initial preparations on both sides for an incident that might prove either cordial or warlike.” A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. I giggled a bit when I read this and shared (read “bothered”) it with...

Connection Through Words

“The personal essayist writes, I think, for himself and people – even though he has never met them – he assumes are potentially his friends.” The Personal Essay: A Form of Discovery by Joseph Epstein That’s exactly why I write the things I do, in the hope that someone out there will connect with...

Another Book Already?!

Yeah, I usually have a couple books going at once! One of my husband’s favorite movies is Omega Man and when we saw I Am Legend, we both looked at each other… “Wait a minute. This movie is familiar.” We looked it up via the blessed web and found out they are both based...

New Read – “A Literary Education”

It happened again. I forgot why I put this book on my wishlist. I need a better system. Or do I? Does it really matter where I got the recommendation? I suppose not. I’ve learned to trust my list. It’s there for a reason, so I buy them when I can. As I sat...

Mind Over Mood

I don’t deal with stress well at all and I can easily spiral out of control, creating a vortex of depressive thoughts that spin into a storm of angry chaos, destroying everything around me, leaving behind only those strong enough to weather the storm.

Mind Wandering

“If you can be anything be a ____.” Be a bird. Be a bug. Be a mom. Be a hero. Be an ass. Be a jerk. Be a kid. Be a student. Be a master. Be a slave. Be a product of your own imagination. Hmm…there’s a good one. I can’t say what you...

Bird Watching

Ideas coming into focus. I search for a place to sit and quietly watch them settle, hoping I can make note of them, capture them before they… Be careful! Don’t startle them. Any sudden movement or noise may scare them into flight and who knows when they’ll be back again. Ideas, like birds, are...