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We Are NOT Alone

Neil Diamond sings a song… With the phrase: “I’ll be what I am. Solitary man.” In the song he laments found, and lost, love. Eventually, getting through all the heartbreak of lost opportunity and being alone. As introverts we often struggle with the overwhelming sensation of crowds, we are often as fearfully punished when we…

Tired and Happy

Incredibly, to both…  If I relied on pictures of this past week to paint my feelings then I am afraid you would be disappointed. They are few, and not sufficient to the task.  There are some digital representations in my camera’s memory, but they cannot give the full picture. They do no justice to the…

And Now Family…

The Past 7 Days… Has been totally geared around family, including some dear friends that are like family. The Good, Bad and, yes, there are some Ugly’s… Regardless, they are each friends and family and I love them all! Friends you choose, or they choose you. But family is something your are born with, and…

The Last Time

The Last Time You Speak To Someone… It was not necessarily the best time, you know, even though you both knew that the time just spent could never make up for the time lost. Not in the sense of estranged connections, but more in light of time missed over distance and time zones, and through the…

That First Thanksgiving

It’s Confusing… One history reports it this way, and another that way and others try to minimize the entire experience. Imagine those early settlers, perhaps they came due to religious persecution in their homeland, or, maybe not… Were they prepared to survive? Who knows. Whether they struggled with making it through those first seasons, or could…

Love is a Strange Animal

You have seen your share of its strangeness! “How can “he” live “her”? What on earth do  they see in each other? And this is the remarkableness of love I write about.  Love that goes both ways, equally supporting the other. Too often we see love as physical attraction… But as I learned in church…

Undercurrents

   Sensitive to the tugs of people around me… I oft times find myself concerned for my security. I’ve been down in the bazaars of Muslims, Christans, Armenians, Jews and many other locations. As kids I remember shopping in the mercado’s of several Mexican towns, looking for illegal switchblade knives to possibly smuggle across the…

Peace, Peace

When you’ve tried everything… It is inevitable times of great stress will come. It is not necessarily the challenge you face that will prove who, and what you are. No. It is how you meet the situation! “It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great…