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Let me preface this by saying that I did well on my first essay — really well. Better than I had dared hope. And so I was ecstatic, because I have arbitrarily assigned this class far more value than the two credits it is. 364 more words


The bells are striking nine right now, and the air is clear and cold. All I can think about right now is how much I miss you — and maybe that’s a side effect of the music I’m listening to right now or maybe it’s because the sky looks the way it did those September mornings when I first began to love you. 382 more words

Farewell, Ireland

May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world… 723 more words


80 Year Old Me

Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about life. More specifically, thinking about what I want out of life. I know life goes by all to fast and I don’t want to find myself at the age of 80 looking back and wondering why I didn’t do more. 313 more words


Day 351 - A Way Out Of Sadness (Speak On The Vision)

This is a two-in-one day blog. Maybe it will make up for the two days with no writing. Really I’m writing because I need to. This works better than praying and meditating, better than eating or dancing, better than spending time with folks or taking a walk… writing works better than anything for me to sort out my thoughts. 1,281 more words


Donations of the Heart

My mom called me last week, ready to take a huge step in the process of grieving; she was ready to let go of my dad’s clothing.  635 more words


Dear Thursday…

Dear Thursday,

There’s always an odd sense of satisfaction in learning some things…