Life

On Writing

This has been a great day!  We didn’t do anything out of the ordinary.  We went out for breakfast, then to our favorite coffee shop to do some writing.  I always say I’m going there to write, but the truth is I never do.  The place is noisy and distracting, and I spend more time watching people (which I love to do) than writing.  I think I just like to go there because it’s a different group of people than I am around all week.  No one is dressed in a suite, there are no demanding schedules, and I am […]

An Open Letter to my Daughter

As high school graduation nears, I spend a lot of time thinking about who you are and your future. I have no doubts that you will find your way in this world, much quicker than I did. I see a confidence in you that amazes me, and gives me comfort that you will be who you are meant to be, and will live the life that you have chosen. I do worry that you are not aware of all your options. You have the brains, confidence, and attitude to be anything you want to be. Over the past couple of […]

Scared of who I am

I haven’t been writing any blog entries lately because frankly I didn’t know what to say. There always seems to be something inside of me that is begging to come out, but when I sit down to write….NOTHING. The past few days I have been reading others’ blogs, and various articles, and I’ve seen a pattern emerging. It started with a cute picture on Facebook that mentioned being scared of who you are. I have read several Twitter posts about being your self, along with quotes and blogs about being true to your self. I think the Universe is sending […]

It Gets Better, or Does It?

I read an article this week about another teenager that committed suicide after being bullied at school. Ironically, this particular teenager had recorded one of the viral YouTube videos for the It Gets Better campaign. The death of this teenager is an example of the fundamental failure of our society to take care of our children. And yes, I used the word death. I refuse to soften this writing with the politically correct word “teenage suicide”. Another child is dead. His family and friends had to attend his funeral, and watch his burial. His parents mourn for his soul today. […]

Letting Go and Moving Forward

I’ve been trying to write this post for a couple of days now, but couldn’t get the words out. Each time I tried, it sounded bogus and formal, and didn’t express what I was feeling. So today I’m saying to hell with it, just write what’s on your mind, and stop worrying about how it sounds. I have been on vacation this week, and I have to say, it’s been one of the best I’ve ever taken. Not only did I take a vacation from the office, I took a vacation from the stresses of life. I feel freaking awesome […]

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