How many times have we cast off someone because they were a little different? How many times have we, as a human race, decided that someone didn't deserve a moment of compassion because they don't hold to a point of view consistent with ours? I just finished watching an episode of one of the shows… Continue reading Learning to Love
To everyone I've worked thirds with over the years. I took Bob Hope's "Thanks for the memories" and kind of wrote my own little memories in there of the people I've worked with. Thanks for the memory Of working all night, and that crazy watergun fight Huge amounts of freight to stock, and barely able… Continue reading Thanks for the memories
A lot has happened in the last 7 years. I met the man that I was going to marry. Somehow, I knew I'd marry him when I met him. I made that decision to move in with him in September of 2005 thus ending my 6 years at Kroger. When I first moved here, I… Continue reading Life and Choices: Its Just a Ride
Lovely photo taken here .. =) Hope one day I can take such amazing pictures
After taking this photo I thought about this old Russian tale about Fisherman and the Golden Fish. Alexander Pushkin wrote it for all of us to enjoy and it even been animated. Here is link to old Russian animation of this story. I grew up knowing this story, so I asked my wife if she knows it as well and she did not. So I guess since Disney didn’t adopt it, most folks growing up here would never hear about it.
The main moral of this tale is that greed will get you nothing. The old wife of the fisherman learned that he cached and released a gold fish. He released it when the fish spoke to him in human voice and pleaded for her life in exchange for any gift he wanted. The old man didn’t want any gift and he released the fish. His wife had different idea…
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When I was younger, I usually wouldn't watch the normal things that other kids did. I typically would have the television on AMC and watch all the classic movies that came on. I liked old stars like Roddy McDowell, Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Sr, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Frank Sinatra, James Dean, James, Cagney, and… Continue reading Superficial Scars
I am posting this journal entry later than I have been the last few days. Sunday afternoon I began feeling ill and terribly weak. Basically, I have been dealing with a bit of a condition the last few years and sometimes I can go on for quite awhile without experiencing any problems whatsoever. However, when… Continue reading Pain in the Brain
Nearly sixteen years ago, I woke up one morning and my life was truly and completely changed forever. My mother had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Basically, that type of cancer attacks your lymph nodes, spleen, immune system and doesn't let up. She had had it awhile but somehow, I always thought that she'd be okay. She had… Continue reading The Truth
Good morning, everyone! The past few days I have taken an interest in trying to find a work from home job but have come up short. It seems as though a lot of the places out there that look like they would have a good business plan are nothing but a fraud. Now, I say… Continue reading Work From Home
"As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it." Saint-Exupery
I am at the point in my life where I have to wonder if there isn't more out there than what I'm doing. At one point, I thought the sought after thing to do was gain full time employment. The truth is this: I am fortunate and blessed to have a full time job but I'm finding in the corporate world that sometimes that means you have to be a sell-out. Corporate America and the consumer age.
When I was younger, what I really wanted to be was someone who worked around history. That has a wide range of possibilities: Archaeology, Museum, Teacher, etc and so forth. Those undying interests have nothing to do with working retail. After thirteen years, I am ready to find something better. I am not quite sure what that is, but I am looking and doing a LOT of soul searching.
I am not meaning to come across as complaining but just saying: I don't know what the future holds for me. Its going to be one heck of a surprise to me. However, I know that wherever this road leads me is what I will have to deal with along with whatever failures or success occur from it.
Its going to be an interesting journey......
On November 11, 1996, I was a 14 year old freshman in high school who was getting ready for school on a Monday morning. A bang on the door followed by my dad telling me to hurry up, get out of the shower, they were coming to get my mother. I froze and didn't know what to… Continue reading Same Pain, Different Time