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Midnighters and Sunsetters

Image courtesy of Jeremy Little via Flikr.

Image courtesy of Jeremy Little via Flikr.

I’m sure there are a lot of people that are wondering what that title means.  Here’s the short of it:  One lives in the dark while the other one lives only in the daylight.  They are both medical conditions that affect people that have worked different shifts throughout their working lives. (more…)

The Pony Ride

Thank you, Mike L, for your inspiration!

Image courtesy of Randy Wick via Flikr.

Image courtesy of Randy Wick via Flikr.

There are times in life when a merry-go-round sounds so simple.  You can jump on a horse or other character that goes around in a circle until the vendor says it’s time to quit.  It goes up and down and you hear the carnival music that goes with it.  It’s fun.  It’s tame.  It’s safe.  But for some of us, it isn’t that simple, but rather the memories that we have of the real animals that are depicted on that ride. (more…)

A Peek into Your Soul

Image courtesy of Per Ola Wiberg via Flikr.“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” Marsha Norman

There are times that you have to wonder what your soul really says about you.  Does it ever really reveal itself to other people?  I would guess that it doesn’t always come out of the corner it hides in.  Usually, it hides under a blanket that says, “I don’t care,” or one that says “Go away.”  But what are the thoughts that are under that blanket? (more…)

The Life of a Nomad

Image courtesy of Beatrice Murtch via Flikr.I recently watched a television show about “Gypsies” and the nomadic life that they have.  Quite frankly, the excitement of going from place to place and seeing so many different things seemed to be a great way to live.  But then I had to wonder how they make a living.  I guess that’s the down-side of that type of life. (more…)

Growing a Writer

Image courtesy of Julio Garciah via Flikr.From the time children are very young, they form an imagination that can lead to some pretty interesting stories.  As soon as they learn to talk they will begin to tell you stories about almost anything.  Believe me some of them are really entertaining! (more…)

The Clock

Image courtesy of Kaja Kozlowska via Flikr.Tick-tock.  Tick-tock.  I can hear that clock on the wall every minute of every day.  It counts away the seconds, minutes and hours that I have left in my life.  But it didn’t used to be that way.  There was a time in my life when that clock meant that I had so much time to get done what I wanted to do.  I could mow the yard, play games with the kids, and still romance the wife a bit.  We always had dinner together.  I had the time to say goodnight to the precious children that my wife and I had brought into the world.  But those times have changed.  And I really don’t know why.  But it happened. (more…)

No Corner on Earth

Image courtesy of Elizabeth/Table4Five via Flikr.I’m sure there will be some comments from some men on this one, but you cannot underestimate the strength of a woman.  In a lot of homes, it’s the woman that takes care of the finances, takes care of the children, and even does some of the repairs and yard work.  Not to mention the laundry, cooking, cleaning, and planning for the family activities.

Got your attention, didn’t I?  Look around your home.  If you’re a married man or living with your significant other you have to realize what they put into the home.  There are times that they feel unappreciated and taken advantage of.  But there is a cure for that. (more…)