Isolation from others was a leitmotif that ran through his entire life. ~Haruki Murakami There are times looking back upon my life I see evidence of a patzer moving me from square to square trying desperately to not lose, seeking a draw while stumbling and staying in the match. The move sending me to India […]
One day she must find out which direction time flows in – whether it’s linear or the quick circle of a hula-hoop, whether it curls and loops or is coiled like the spiral of a snails shell, whether it can take the form of a tube wave, sucking up the sea, the entire universe, into […]
I have lost my smile but do not worry the dandelion has it. ~Thich Nhat Hanh There have been seasons when I lost my smile, when my heart permanently frowned, agony draining joy, leaching life from my soul. Those were bleak periods. Was the dandelion hold my smile?
It is necessary … for a man to go away by himself … to sit on a rock … and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going? ~Carl Sandburg 2013 was a year of significant change in my life. Significant? Not strong enough. A year of drastic change. To begin with, […]
Ready, Set, Jump! (Adventures of an American Expat)
Remember George no man is a failure who has friends. ~Clarence Oddbody, Angel 1st Class, It’s a Wonderful Life Prior to last Friday, I have been thrown two surprise parties. The first was on my 30th birthday and the 2nd a decade later on my 40th birthday. At the time, they were enjoyable. My family and many […]
But she knows she has a curse on her, a curse she cannot win. For if someone gets too close to her, the pins stick further in. ~Tim Burton Do you believe in curses? I do. Before you think I’m a bit off nut or way off my nut, let me elucidate. I’m not talking about a […]