I came across this quote again, “Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  That is one of those statements.  The kind you read, say hmm, and keep on walking, only to hear it resound in your head, turn around and walk back and look at it again.  I wonder […]

DP Challenge: Clean Slate

“Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?” Well, doggoneit! I had planned to throw my two cents into the mix re guns, violence, videogames and now I’m distracted. Another rabbit hole. “Whoa! That […]

Daily Post Challenge: Take Two: Connecting Events – Fostering Capitalism in My Little Neighborhood

Another challenge: Run outside. Take a picture of the first thing you see. Run inside. Take a picture of the second thing you see. Write about the connection between these two random objects, people, or scenes. Well, thank God, they didn’t ask for the photos, just that we do it and write about the outside […]

DP Challenge: It’s All About ME!

>An interesting challenge:   If you could read a book containing all that has happened and will ever happen in your life, would you? If you choose to read it, you must read it cover to cover. Straight up answer: No. No, I would not. “But why?,” you ask. “Don’t you want to know?”  Yes, […]

Doing Battle with Colds – Is the Cure worse?

I haven’t posted in about five days – that’s a long run for me. Generally, I’ve been posting every two days or so. Based on the title of this one, you probably can guess why. Sometime after posting, I got into battle with an oncoming cold. The enemy began its approach towards the evening of […]

Authenticity – who needs it?

During this post, I promised to notice the good, to write of the good. My mother was an amazing woman.  And, she becomes more amazing as time goes on.  She has been dead for 19 years and lived to be 70 years old.  She had four children, two boys and two girls.  My mother was […]

DP Challenge – First Line from Your Favorite Book – “Who is John Galt?”

“Who is John Galt?” – Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Daily Post Challenge – “Take the first sentence from your favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post.” “Who is John Galt?” He spat it at me, his face livid, his color choleric. He had it now. He understood why I was such […]

Economics – OMG – they did what?

All day, I’ve struggled with this. I’m so mad, I’d be spitting nails, but it is bad for my teeth. Instead my teeth have been clenched so hard, my jaw aches. The uproar over the Fiscal Cliff negotiations and the last second before the clock strikes one and I strike the other has passed. Nobody […]