“Nothing changes unless we talk about it.” I heard these words come out of my mouth during a conversation. The words surprised me more than they did the person I was talking to. Those words echoed in my mind as if from some ethereal being in room that neither of us could see. In fact … More Dude…enough about the weather!
Returning to writing has been on my mind for quite some time. Why is it so easy to convince myself that I have nothing of value to say? With certainty I can divulge a litany of experiences, successes, and of course failures that I feel as a society, we have become less inclined to disclose … More Going forward
WordPress tells me it’s been eight months since I’ve spilled my coffee on the keyboard. Fortunately I have a new keyboard attached to a laptop that has not felt the heat of a Mexican or Arabica coffee bath. So what happened in these last eight months? That’s a good question. First and foremost off shift … More Hey friend! Sorry, it’s me not you.
I’ve worked in some pretty difficult fields, I’ve had to play middle management in what at times was a pretty hostile environment. I wish I had these books during those times, but if I had, I would not be in the setting I am today. … More Turning the pages: Books to save your soul or at least make you a little more happy at work and at home!
“There is a color, a smell, and feel to the air that changes when the world starts to wake up.” … More Graveyard Shift. Sand behind your eyes and skin so clammy!
It’s 5 PM I’m sitting out on the veranda enjoying some “morning sunshine ” and my first cup of coffee. It’s a strange experience in that though the sun seems to be in a peculiar position, it’s tree filtered rays warm my skin, and the birds are chirping as they always do early, when the … More Mowing over the Reese’s chocolate field
I decided to change it up a bit. I’m going to discuss shaving. The reason I am going to discuss shaving is because for the better part of my life I have had a beard. Facial hair and I have gone through many transitions ranging from the full beard, to a goatee, a mustache and goatee, a … More A gentleman’s shave for the not typical gentleman!!
28 years. 10,220 ish days. So that’s probably a little over 10,000 packs of cigarettes. That’s roughly 200,000 cigarettes. I’m not necessarily counting the meager and miserable attempts I have had at quitting before. But that’s a fair assessment of the amount of smoking I have partaken in. I’ve tried to quit a great many … More Free House Painting, (not really) and yeah I quit smoking
Originally posted on godwithfriends:
I had a conversation with a friend of mine last night. I hadn’t seen him for a long time. He has been away at seminary. We talked mostly about God calling us to a vocation. We talked about how humbling it is and a heavy responsibility. We talked about the persistence and persuasiveness…
I’d like to sit here and tell you all about how wonderful this year has been. About how much growth there has been mentally and spiritually. But honestly, I cannot. Today all I can really do is look at the plusses and minuses… weigh them out and try to move forward. It was not a … More Caution…there is some serious turbulence