Selfish

I've always gotten a little smirk out of the Rick Nelson song "Garden Party". Years ago I never knew why the chorus resonated with me. Then I went to a white gown party and I stayed a while. If you ever go to a real blow out white gown event and stay a while, you'll …

Divorce

I was completely paralyzed on the right side of my body. I couldn’t speak. I had enough cognitive ability to understand what had happened to me but not enough ability to solve simple problems, recognize shapes or read a paragraph on the sports page. I didn’t realize it at the time, but on December 20, …

A Thanksgiving Reflection

Thanksgiving is slow. I am thankful for that. We prepare a traditional meal from scratch. We forbear consumption while awaiting its completion, enduring agonizingly wonderful smells. We serve the meal in serving dishes. Then we gather around a table, pray and eat. We share the meal with others, usually those closest to us. There is …

Programmed Backwards

Human beings are sometimes funny people. Take me, for instance. I sometimes wonder if I'm programmed backwards. I blog. I do this either because I might have something helpful to say or, perhaps, because I merely think I might have something helpful to say. Maybe I just fancy myself as an author and I take …

Enough

The concept of enough has been addressed by others but I wanted to take my crack at it. I have had a six figure income. I have also experienced paralysis and cognitive impairment which was thought to be permanent while being the sole source of support for a good sized family. My perspective of normal …

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