Wednesday Whining: Things that drive me crazy

(Author’s note: be sure to click on links as they provide additional flavor and nuance to the blog posts . . .) Fat kneecaps To be specific — MY fat kneecaps. I’ve been fairly slim most of my life, tried to eat a well-balanced diet, exercised, etc. Imagine my surprise when one random morning after my showerContinue reading “Wednesday Whining: Things that drive me crazy”

Wednesday Whining: One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest

I’m starting to feel it, the telltale signs of my last little bird flapping his wings, ready to fly and leave the nest. Is it too cliché to admit I’d never really thought this would happen to me? This is going to sound crazy . . . You mean unlike your other posts, thoughts, andContinue reading “Wednesday Whining: One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest”

The Best Little Cabin in Texas

I can never look at a chicken in quite the same way. Now, as I’ve told this story to others who live around here as soon as I mention the name of the cabin and its location I immediately see eyeballs pop and tiny little smiles form on the edge of lips. I was notContinue reading “The Best Little Cabin in Texas”

A tooth! A tooth! My kingdom for a tooth!

I recently went in for a full dental x-ray. As usual I was asked to fill out a questionnaire with all sorts of personal questions while wondering how in the world they could possibly apply to what I was in for. You know the ones. The ones you’d like to write NOYDB: none of yourContinue reading “A tooth! A tooth! My kingdom for a tooth!”

The Marriott, a dead body, and me . . .

Author’s note: Be sure to check out my related zombie article here. Like all ghost stories, this one begins with a curse. But not just any ordinary curse. This one involves nasal congestion, insomnia, and the love of Jane Austen-like mini series. Oh . . . and a dead body. Sleep had eluded me forContinue reading “The Marriott, a dead body, and me . . .”

To be Invisible: Part II

In my last post I shared Jennifer Seale’s blog about invisibility and the dehumanization of the human soul. She speaks of running to the mirror to check on her hands and face, certain she was “not real.” I too would spend what seemed like hours in front of the mirror, looking into the face andContinue reading “To be Invisible: Part II”

Forgiving the Unforgivable: A guest post

We are privileged to read a post from Master Charles Cannon, author FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE: The True Story of How the Survivors of the Mumbai Terrorist Attack Answered Hatred with Compassion. After two of their associates were killed  and four wounded in the 2008 Mumbai attack his entire party immediately forgave the attackers. Was it aContinue reading “Forgiving the Unforgivable: A guest post”

I hear you! — a guest post

It takes a special person to hear those who struggle with their voices and to see those who are often invisible. So many people around us ache to be a part of things, to feel like they belong despite the voices in their head that suggest otherwise or because of uneducated or thoughtless people aroundContinue reading “I hear you! — a guest post”