Believe in Life


C atching up. Or, Ketchup. Just as I predicated, violence begets violence. There was a protest in Wisconsin. Black people came out to protest the Rittenhouse Verdict. Standing guard on the perimeter where serious looking Black men armed with long guns also known as AR-15s. That verdict made everyone fair game on the street. WeContinue reading “Believe in Life”

The Middle Ages


M y thoughts brought me to a couple of places. As events start to close down I’ve been thinking about anniversaries. This picture of a flambeaux during Mardi Gras is a great example of that. It’s just a picture, right? Maybe. To me it means a lot. I was suffering during Mardi Gras 2020. IContinue reading “The Middle Ages”

49 Reasons


John Lennon once called times like these clean up times. And, so they shall be. But, first I want to thank every one of you who reached out to me about the passing of Sophie Rose. It means more to me than I can say. I appreciate each and every one of you. I willContinue reading “49 Reasons”

Further In


Memorial Day. If you’ve been around for a while you know what I think. There is no “Happy” to Memorial Day. There are only thoughts of those who never made it home. Those who paid the ultimate price. For freedom. For your hot dog. For your hamburg. Generally, I feel guilty. Instead of a flagContinue reading “Further In”

What Was Your Childhood Like


Humility. Sit. Listen. Forgive. Where there is pain, there is also joy. You have to learn it. You have to think about it. You have to work at it. I’m still in the first phase. Learning. As I write, I’m listening to Shawn Colvin speaking about her dad in a podcast. She’s speaking about forgivenessContinue reading “What Was Your Childhood Like”

Space


It’s in the air. Tonight. Today. I’m not the only one. Yesterday, I wrote about murky dreams. Dreams of the past. Dreams of people long forgotten. Of a time in the dim recesses of my mind. Between online conversations and some in real life, I’ve learned that I’m not the only one. People of aContinue reading “Space”

Some Thoughts


I’ve been thinking. You know how dangerous that can be. These are pretty good thoughts about a man who has served my country for his entire adult life. He served in the military. In the House of Representatives. And, in the Senate. Now, he is dying of brain cancer. A particularly virulent strain that alsoContinue reading “Some Thoughts”