Recently I ready brief biography of music composer Dorothy Fields on a fellow bloggers site. One quote from her stood out to me: When your ship doesn’t come in, go out and find it. How often does our ship actually come in? Certainly there are times we are lucky enough to have good fortune fall our way. But more often than not, we need … Read More Hey Ship!! Here’s Your Harbor!!
For the last seven years I’ve suffered at the hands of those with greater power and lesser insight. It’s not that my life has been all hell and horror, but it’s safe to say the worst moments of my existence happened during this time. So I’m thrilled to announce it’s officially over. That doesn’t mean I won’t continue to live with the consequences, nor … Read More Thank You
Last night I dashed out to the local CVS to get some candy. I admit it. A quick trip, three miles or less. As I pulled into the parking lot, I noticed a car, different make but similar style and color to mine, parked in the same corner I was headed. Then I noticed something else. The license plate number was almost identical, save … Read More How or Why and Peace of Mind
And I’m the pudding. It’s all well and good to write endless tomes on how much I’ve learned in recent years, but try putting that to the test. One of life’s pop quizzes on how I’ll respond when things get bad. I aced it. Last week the temporary job I was working on — one I’d hoped would become permanent — abruptly ended. The explanation … Read More The Proof is in the Pudding
As a senior in college, my journalism classes were peppered with visits from real-life reporters. One of them was a top crime reporter from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, whose name I’ve long forgotten. He showed up for our 9:00 class with rumpled hair, wrinkled shirt and unshaven face, holding a cup of coffee and looking too sleepy to be nervous. We weren’t shy about asking … Read More Keep the Beasts Away
My world is changing, once again. Actually there are lots of changes…the end of a truly difficult time is approaching, and there is hope for a future project. Someone I relied on is out of my life and isn’t coming back, but someone new has stepped in. I’ve been working full-time as a temp at a job that soon may be permanent. What’s more, … Read More Dive in — The Water’s Fine
There is something about endless skies and rolling fields that bring out the dreamer in me. Perhaps it is the seeming unlimited nature of the view, the what-is-just-beyond wonder that this vista presents. It is vast, yet it is contained in our world, it is out of reach yet somehow attainable. It is our dreams spilling out before us. Dreams for ourselves, our children, … Read More Never-Ending Wonder