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Frenetic, Frazzled and Frenzied

Frenetic, Frazzled and Frenzied (Audio) A conversation a few nights ago spoke of the Christmas shopping season. The weariness one feels by the time one has spent August to mid-December with Christmas decorations, songs, parties, and gifting. It feels like the season is more than a night, it’s nearly 6 months long! Imagine all the…

Making Sense of Life

Making Sense of Life (Audio) A few months ago I modified my blog site in a number of ways. Along with migrating to my new Domain name (MichaelGurley.org),  made better choices of photo’s (if any), changed the things I was writing about and practiced writing quicker and slimmer. I did not change my personal photograph…

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: (Audio) I stayed up a little late last night working on a project that must be completed in some near final form by Monday. Today is Friday. Yesterday was Thursday. Of course, that makes tomorrow Saturday. Guest arrive today and the house is ready. We have a loaded schedule for the weekend…

The Power of Nothing

The Power of Nothing: (Audio) The gauntlet is thrown at your feet. Someone says something so outrageous that you feel the need to respond. You know. Put them in their place. Be the antithesis to their diatribe. Rise to the bait and throw it back in their proverbial smug face with a slant that proves…

Slowly, Till Not

Like the beginning of a river that faces a gorge, it feels the pressure of a narrowing pathway. It picks up speed as it compresses. The power of the moment is almost overwhelming. Then. Suddenly. The banks open up and the power of the river becomes that smooth flowing waterway…

Pearls of Wisdom

Day Three of Proverbs I have an uncle who has been so good at reciting jokes. One after the other. I remember dying with laughter around the table while playing family games in Alaska. My younger brother used to do tell jokes like this, also. It must be something that runs in the family, but…

What Does Your Conversation Say About You?

Politics is in full swing… Iowa is history. New Hampshire is on the forefront. Then all the other states primaries fall quickly between now and the middle of June. (See complete list here) The rhetoric is not about using language skillfully, but rather how snide and condescending one politician or pundit can be over the…

From Where I Sit

From Where I Sit… There is no peace for any of us, when there is no peace throughout this planet. From every angered and twisted act of defiance, war, terrorism and crime, the world is forever in the throes of one person attempting to get the edge over another person. I was thinking about the…

Help From an Unexpected Source

Help! Help! A voice cries in the midst of a tragic moment, perhaps someone who is lost and not knowing what to do next. Perhaps its a young mother crying out in the darkness of the night as her baby cries incessantly. Regardless of the situation, and we have all been in them, we cry…

2:40 a.m.

We All Have Them You know, times when sleep escapes us. It seldom happens, but when it does every second is counted like the proverbial sheep jumping over the fence. So, the time is 2:40  a.m… And sleep escaped. I’m not sure why, but at times like this it is generally because there are too many irons…