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Life Memories | Past Reflections
About fifteen years ago, Mrs. Chatterbox and I flew to Tahiti where we boarded a ship for a cruise through French Polynesia.
Recently while shopping I was reminded of someone I hadn’t thought of in years.. My art degree hadn’t opened any career doors for me, but..
First posted 8/03/11
Mrs. Chatterbox and I recently dined at her favorite bistro in a fashionable part of town not far from where we live. After being seated, I placed my napkin on my lap. When it dropped to the floor, …
Every sixth-grade boy at our school had a thing for Mrs. Urbanick. Sophisticated, blond, regal; she was the Grace Kelly of our elementary school.
“The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.” Czesław Miłosz Haiku: In Remembrance… World Trade Center Buildings, NY On a clear fall day Steel birds falling from our skies The World Trade Center Two hijacked planes crashed A third smashed The Pentagon A fourth in a […]
Like the multiple pirates inheriting the name Dread Roberts in The Princess Bride, Joaquin Murrieta shared his name with members of his gang,…
The true test of great creativity is when it’s message can go through a transformation, even subtly, and still be used to uplift mankind.
Each Father’s Day, I experience my father’s absence differently. Some years, the memories are wistful, and other years they are reflective. However, one thing remains constant and that is my gratitude for his influence on my life. I know we each come to this conversation with different stories, but, my prayer for each of us is that we will use our experience and memories of this precious relationship to make a
It’s known that fathers have a special bond with their little girls and they have been given a huge ability to influence the lives of their daughters. Based on the relationship with the daughter, father’s influence can go either way – positively or negatively. Building this bond through girl’s childhood and teenage ages can be […]
People come and go in our lives – some know us for a short time, some for a few years, and some for a lifetime. One of the common consequences of speaking out about child sexual abuse is the disappearance from our lives of people we would have once considered close friends, and people we […]
Today is Anzac Day, a day to remember those who fought for this country, and in particular, those who made the ultimate sacrifice and were killed in action. For my father’s family, Anzac Day is probably the most important day of the year. They rise early for Dawn Service, march again in the Civic Service, […]
I just don’t understand. Everything was moving forward, falling into place, and dragging me along for the ride, but now… nothing. Worse than nothing. What am I going to do? I made all these promises that now, I can’t keep. Dozens of people are relying on me, but I can’t come through for them. I’ve […]
Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry…We spend time worrying…Rushing here and there in pain Wondering … what if? Wondering … what if The sky would fall if we stop The sun and moon too…This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Writing Challenge: Starting Over.
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” Wayne W. Dyer Karma -The Lotus Flower Thrives in clean and Dirty water Now as a man is like this or like that, according as he acts and according as he behaves, so will he be; a man of good acts will become […]