Going With What You Personally Know: My Experience With Hillary Clinton
Adaptability / Adversity / Challenge / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Opinion / Relationships / Staying Positive

Going With What You Personally Know: My Experience With Hillary Clinton

In a Presidential campaign wrought with controversy, relatively speaking, few of us have any personal experience with the candidates to speak with any certainty about their character, their moral fiber. Unless we have direct experience with either one, we’ve nothing terribly conclusive to say one way or the other. For me, there is only one … Continue reading

Rocky Marciano and Black-Eyed Susans: Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Adaptability / Adversity / Challenge

Rocky Marciano and Black-Eyed Susans: Don’t Bring Me Flowers

Somewhere in my early working career, I worked as a Printed Circuit Board Designer–a highly technical and occasionally boring job where I lived in a cubicle five days a week, eight-plus hours a day. As interesting as the job was, monotony sometimes crept in, so my coworkers and I used various forms of entertainment and … Continue reading

We All Fall Down – Yesterday’s Bike Crash
Acceptance / Adaptability / Being present / Challenge / Moving On / Nature & Hiking / Sorting it Out / Staying Positive

We All Fall Down – Yesterday’s Bike Crash

This is gonna be quick and dirty because, frankly, that’s how it happened: QUICK AND DIRTY! Yesterday, in an inspired decision to take the bicycles out on a hilly trail ride (despite my muscles still aching from Saturday’s 5-mile hilly hike) I was not-so-gently reminded that we all fall down.  In a case of what … Continue reading

Stripping out the Dead Vines of the Soul
Acceptance / Moving On / Nature & Hiking / Relationships / Self-Help / Sorting it Out

Stripping out the Dead Vines of the Soul

As sometimes happens, my head was full of haphazard clutter today. When I get that way, I often seek something mindless to do to escape my thoughts, but the opposite usually occurs in the process. While engaging in some meditative activity–like cutting back a half-dead tomato patch–my mind is free to work out the mental … Continue reading