Tag: truth

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Lonely Road, Locked Away

A few months ago…and a few months before that…I told the story of a woman I loosely know who embezzled more than a million dollars from her employer. That employer was the county government. She was in a lot of trouble. This woman (let’s call her Judy) is dating the ex-husband of a friend of mine. Actually, he was my friend first; we worked … Read More Lonely Road, Locked Away

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Cry First, and Water the Flowers

I just heard my friend Casey is getting a divorce. Casey is 29, and this is her second marriage. She has four children, one with her current husband, two with her previous and one from a brief relationship when she was just 15. She’s been in prison, is a recovering alcoholic and lost her three oldest children for a time because of those issues. … Read More Cry First, and Water the Flowers

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Pages of the World Book

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo Travel, or otherwise explore the world. It is easy to dismiss the decisions of others, particularly those of people in other cultures, if one has never traveled more than 100 miles from their place of birth. Brief trips to a large city for business travel are … Read More Pages of the World Book

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The Foggy Path

Science, it turns out, is sometimes just an illusion. I was listening to a well-respected scientist speak to that issue today, telling his listeners that in previous years, what seemed to be truth rooted in science, the irrefutable, undeniable truth of science, was in fact a fatal error based on the technology used to obtain the facts. People suffered, some died, because of that … Read More The Foggy Path

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Leap, or sit still

I sit these days, frozen, waiting for events to transpire before my next move. I’m plotting that move, knowing I have only partial control over how it will unfold. I could get out there again and face the odds I faced before, with likely the same results. Nothing has changed that would make me think otherwise, which is why I’m waiting. In the meantime … Read More Leap, or sit still

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Forgiveness

I had a secret, and I didn’t tell, because I was afraid you would reject me. That wasn’t fair. I should have given you a chance. Today I know it wouldn’t matter, because I know your heart is bigger than my faults. I wish I had trusted that before. I’m asking you to forgive me for my secret, and for keeping it from you. … Read More Forgiveness

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The Truth Within

Three years ago I almost lost a good friend, largely over a misunderstanding. Another friend stepped in and tried to straighten things out, and in doing so, made the already shaky relationship we had that much worse. She chastised me for committing an offense I truly couldn’t see I was guilty of having done, citing a conversation I’d had with her husband as another example. … Read More The Truth Within

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