Perspective

Goin’ In: Two Perspectives on Guns

Hands Up.  Don’t Shoot! …this has become the war cry of the conscious ones of my generation, influenced heavily by the outcome in the shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., who was a recent high school graduate from Ferguson, Missouri. The details regarding his death are important but the…

Motorcycle Awareness

I’m pretty sure that my awareness of passion began in the fourth grade, in the early 1970’s, when my family moved to Butte, Montana in mid-winter. The air in Butte was so cold and dry that my nostrils pinched themselves shut if I tried to breathe without using…

The Power of Mistakes

Be willing to make a few mistakes, to suffer a little pain to get what you want. It is not easy to allow oneself to make mistakes. We do live in a world that puts pressure on us to be perfect and to be embarrassed of our mistakes….

The Birds and Bees

My two cats are passionate about catching birds. The resident Mockingbirds have been attacking Simon and Sheba, relentlessly. But the cats aggravate them, swishing their bushy tails to taunt them. They make me laugh! A bird flew into the house yesterday. The cats were a tag team and…

Passionate About Finding One’s Own Passion?

So, it’s time to speak of passion. I admit, this one is tough for me. I am still going through life with the idea of finding my passion, and my search narrows down to how I make a living. Having said that, I ask, do I have to,…

On Healing

A bit of advice.   When you find yourself three years removed from a nightmare hospital room on the neurology wing where you watch helplessly as your professor wife with a long history of MS declines so precipitously during a flare-up of her disease that her hand curls…

Dear World

May 31, 2014 Montevallo, Alabama Dear World: My story is mixed and complicated, and I have only recently reached a peace with it, so I will tell you now where I am (physically and spiritually). I have retired from my beloved university on disability following a major MS…

The Healing Code Applied To Success

Certain things in this world just go hand in hand. A car and fuel in it, for instance. Only then will the vehicle move forward to take us places. It is safe to say success tailgates productivity and holds the door for healing to walk in. We need to go…

Sista Speak On It!

  I Made The Decision ( A Monologue Performance Piece) Ever since I was five, I wanted to be a performer, like the old soul singers I would see on the music channels. I would sit in front of the TV and become completely enthralled in whatever song…

The Late Bloom

She was slow in coming to herself… A late bloomer as they say. Too shy as a child… Scared. She walked quietly and softly. Afraid of setting off the emotional physical bombs that could explode at any moment for any reason… A ghost, perhaps? Her innocence lost too soon, the…