“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” — Elayne Boosler
This summer in mid August, I took a trip thru the Midwest.
Wanting to add more city skylines and state capitals to my picture files, I flew into Wichita Kansas. A first class seat from Seattle was only $204, far cheaper than a flight to Kansas City.
A friend of mine had just moved to Wichita and I wanted to see him too. As well as my Mom and some old high school friends in Kansas City.
I do these trips often…
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. — Benjamin Franklin
Who knows where it all starts, you’ve heard the question, nature or nurture right? For the purpose of this writing, it doesn’t really matter, the real question is “do we want to stay stuck?”
Somewhere along the line I started to say “a lesson I choose to learn” instead of blaming it on my parents or some other thing outside of me.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer used to say we choose our parents before coming into being. …
“Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.”
― Ray Bradbury
A few years back, the city I live in decided to cut the trash pick up from once a week to twice a month. Not an uncommon move I’ve come to know, humans trying to find ways to get more, while doing less.
A 30 gallon container costs $25.00 a month and it’s only picked up twice. This size container matches the common kitchen size trash bag. You may even use 55 gallon bags, good luck with that.
After they made…
“We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself.” ― Anaïs Nin
The Moon is an astronomical body orbiting Earth, the planet’s only natural satellite. The fifth-largest satellite in the Solar System, it’s by far the largest among planetary satellites compared to the Earth.
My most recent road trip lasted a month and I covered 10,000 miles. Just twenty one more trips like that and I could be on the moon.
Have you ever thought about that?
A good running car could get you there in it’s lifetime, if…
“When two brothers are busy fighting, an evil man can easily attack and rob their poor mother. Mankind should always stay united, standing shoulder to shoulder so evil can never cheat and divide them.”
― Suzy Kassem
I’d like to share something with you. This morning, I received a message from an old friend. Actually, neither of us can remember if we ever met in person but, went to the same schools, share many of the same friends and enjoy each others energy. At least we did….
We are committed to meeting in person soon and have indeed already tried…
“To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
When I was in elementary school they took a selected few of us on a field trip. I can not remember where, other than the city, Amarillo, Texas, there we entered a room with a huge computer in it.
They ran a war simulation and the machine sputtered and spit out a paper with rectangular holes punched in it. I was mesmerized but soon forgot about the experience.
About 15 years later, a couple of guys built…
“Most sexually adventurous women want a man who regards cunnilingus as a basic woman right.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Oh if I could have been a fly on the wall listening to that conversation, I mean, how did this name come about?
Before we get going, just for all concerned, I do believe it is a basic woman’s right! I’m a proud flag flier of the Cunnilingus givers club!
Now, that’s not to say I have not felt some regret after committing to dropping below the equator a couple of times.
I mean, come on, we all know there…
I’ve felt it is my duty to get out there and document the things happening in our cities. In this installment, I tell you about first hand experience with police brutality and share some pictures and video of some protests in the Northwest. Please come in tell us your experience. It’s time for a change.
“Ignorance and stupidity are the most dangerous viruses that jeopardize our living together. Calamity cannot be prevented nor cured, simply as a result of unawareness.” ― Erik Pevernagie
Disclaimer: This is not my most hope filled writing, I’m not sure there will be a good takeaway. I’ll work on one as I go, let’s hope it shows up.
When I was a young man, I liked to have fun and blow off steam accumulated from others attempts at my domestication.
This usually meant, women, wine and driving around. …
“Research shows that willpower is more important than IQ. That’s why the point isn’t to become smarter, but to become more self-disciplined.”
― Adam Kirk Smith
Our training to become writers begins very early as adolescents. Maybe for some of us even before making our way to preschool or kindergarten.
Communicating our ideas in a way that is understandable to all is a fundamental skill, needed to move through the world with a modicum of success.
Referring to an author IQ level in the title likely sent an inaccurate message. What I’m really talking about are tools, teams, actions and…