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Posted on Aug 20, 2012 in getting unstuck | 0 comments

Is Your Light On?

I am ten and it is late October in Waterloo, Iowa and it is the last Halloween that I know I can officially go out and trick or treat. I am at that age—next year I will just be too old…

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Posted on Aug 16, 2012 in truths | 0 comments

In Praise of Richard Stands

In kindergarten, I always wondered who Richard Stands was because we always gave a little shout out to him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sidebar: The Pledge of Allegiance was something we said after we had our breakfast of Tang and Space Sticks…

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Posted on Jun 30, 2012 in happiness | 0 comments

Rewriting My Dreams

I’ve been away from the blog more than I would like because I am writing a novel.
Oh, wow—did you just force a smile and give me a little golf clap? I know, how original.

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Posted on Apr 15, 2012 in change | 0 comments

How To Accelerate Hindsight

I have a spot reserved in my heart for the small voice that speaks at the exact moment the yammering crowd silences –when the noise parts and the small voice says the thing everyone is to afraid to say—and usually the last thing I want to admit.
Sort of.

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Posted on Mar 29, 2012 in law of attraction | 0 comments

The Betwixt and Between

lim•i•nal•i•ty: a psychological or metaphysical subjective state, conscious or unconscious, of being on the “threshold” of or between two different existential planes.
I harbor a deep and growing resentment toward the horoscope in the Sunday paper. I repeatedly tells me *today is a 7*. I cannot get past a 7. Every flipping Sunday—7.

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Posted on Mar 19, 2012 in law of attraction | 0 comments

You Are Your Actions

Drowning and Swimming – both involve water and splashing about but, of course, you’d never confuse the two. You may think that’s a ridiculous statement but reflect a moment: there are choices you make, things you decide to do that make you sink like a stone in life yet you tell yourself that they represent forward motion.

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Posted on Feb 6, 2012 in change | 0 comments

Misspent Youth

I have found myself running into the girl I used to be lately. You may think that must mean some carefree version of myself, untethered by serious adult themes but that would not be the case.
I’ve definitely gotten younger as I’ve gotten older.

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Posted on Sep 14, 2010 in change | 0 comments

Life Lessons

You, you, you and you. AND ESPECIALLY YOU! You are all here to teach me something that I cannot learn any other way.

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Posted on Sep 22, 2009 in getting unstuck | 6 comments

10 Life Changing Lessons I Learned From Painting

I been very surprised over the years by what painting has taught me about life—and I don’t mean about appreciating form and color. Painting is the one thing I can’t multi-task my way through. It demands my complete and undivided attention. Maybe that’s because an unhurried mind is more observant. These are some things that Painting has whispered in my ear while I’ve put my brush to canvas.

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