Over the years I’ve had many bouts with depression. I don’t talk about it much but it’s a part of me. I gave it a name a few years ago. Horowitz. A personality that I could converse with or talk about. It’s the black dog, the dark shadow that lurks behind my ear and most … More Gratitude Lists…. Make One!!
“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…