Four-letter F-word

It’s entirely possible I’ve written about it before, but it’s a realization that’s popping into my head more and more often these days. This nasty little four-letter F-word is one of those silent killers, the written equivalent of carbon monoxide. “Fine.” Fine will take you down if you let it. Why? Because nothing’s so bad that it needs […]

Project.

When you start something new, whether by your own doing or because someone asked for your involvement, the project takes on a whole new meaning. Why? You’re attached to it. Your name essentially defines it. What you put out into the world comes back to either bless you, or haunt you. What you offer up […]

The Pink Flower

I’ve been trying to figure out what kind it was since I got home, but I’m having a hard time locating anything online that resembles it. I was midway through my evening walk when I started noticing some flower beds in desperate need of attention. Some were overgrown with tall weeds, while others were just […]

Reason in Chaos

When you least expect it, the tide can change — in either direction. One moment it all seems so daunting; it all seems so endless. There’s a mountain before you — maybe even an entire range — and you wonder how you’ll ever move it. Truth: It’s not meant to be moved. It’s there to […]

Here, Ye.

You know that feeling you get when you’re aware of what you need to do, but taking that first step seems impossible? Come here. It’s somewhat of a paralyzing sensation. Your path is clear as day. You know what the outcome will be if you do it, but something keeps you in idle. You know […]

Tucker’s Angel

When I walk into my office each morning, my lights automatically come on. This morning, I noticed they were already illuminated. Someone had been in there. I scanned my desk to see if someone had dropped off a printout, an expense check or some sort of document, but I didn’t notice anything. Once I set […]

On the move.

Ever have those days that make you want to throw your hands up, walk away from everything familiar and set off — on foot — with a canteen, a tent, some walking shoes, snacks, a hat and jacket? No destination comes to mind — anywhere open will do. No particular scenery is a must-have, with […]

Marry-weather.

It’s been said that you shouldn’t marry the person you can live with, but that you should marry the one you can’t live without. I think we can add to that, don’t you? Marry not the person who simply brings something to the table, but who can also bring something to your soul during the […]

Confined beauty

Rose bushes that are scraggly, need pruning, are struggling to stay alive and are infrequently watered make me sad. There’s a stretch on my drive home that has a ton of them planted in the tiniest openings in the sidewalk. It’s like someone ran out of concrete every few feet and wanted to make sense […]