Roadrunner Musings

A Few Grey Hairs

Why do we try to hide the fact that we’re getting older? What is the shame in grey hair or wrinkles? What are we afraid of? Why not take it as a sign to get busy if we haven’t already? And if we have gotten busy, why not take it as a sign of...

The “Black People”: A Camping Story

We found our camping spot without any trouble, compared to last time when we started late, couldn’t find the road, got turned around and then learned what a “soft shoulder” on the highway really meant. We had sat on the side of the road for hours with a man that had stopped to help,...

Warning: Changes Are Ahead

What is the purpose of the yellow light at a traffic signal? There are two classic schools of thought, right? “Go real fast!” and “Slow down!” Honestly, though, the yellow light is a warning that a red light is imminent? What you do with that information depends on a lot of things; your personality,...

Success vs. Fulfillment

What’s the difference between success and fulfillment? Successful: adjective, accomplishing an aim or purpose. Fulfilled: adjective, satisfied or happy because of fully developing one’s abilities or character. Is it that others may decide if you’re successful but only you decide if you are fulfilled? If someone asks me to do something, they decide if...

Jump

Sometimes we have to just do the thing that might ruin everything, the thing you might fail at, the thing that could change everything, just to see what happens. That’s where the growth is. And growth is what keeps us living.