I have lived during some of the most tumultuous times in modern US history. Sadly, I was just a child concerned with daunting challenges like trying desperately not to poop my diaper and avoiding girl cooties so was oblivious to many of the events changing the course of history.
We should picture everyone we meet as wearing an invisible sign saying, “Make me feel important.” ~Dale Carnegie I once had my annual review with my manager who answered an ‘important’ phone call in the middle of our session. The review was already contentious so this interruption during an interaction that was supposed to focus on […]
I despise my own nation most. Because I know it best. Because I still love it, suffering from Hope. For me, that’s patriotism. ~Edward Abbey I choked back tears as I stood beside the mailbox outside of Argos Tea on Michigan Ave trying to take pictures. Each wave of chanting people walking past evoked another wave of tears, […]
Ear rests on your chest Heartbeats sing primordial Feeling silken dreams
Silence from your lips Dry winds scourging the parched land I crawl on hot sands
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ~Soren Kierkegaard Too often at the end of a year, I hear people complain about how bad the past 12 months have been and how they are hoping for a better next year. The whining can get tiresome. I understand there are years when […]
Each set of eyes has an incredible story. Each story is a drink of water that nourishes your heart. ~Unknown Her eyes dance as she weaves the tale of her life, a tale that spans generations, that have experienced life to it’s fullest. They sparkle with joy at the happy moments, grow moist with the sad times, […]