Saturday, August 9, 2014

Convergence

I haven't been to chat in awhile and I had a little time yesterday so I decided to pop in and see what was going on.

I was happy to see a few familiar faces and I enjoyed a pretty interesting conversation about aliens, war, elections, space and BBQ.

I forgot how much I enjoyed exchanging ideas and bouncing silly notions around.  It was a definite high and I do miss it.

I am so afraid of getting swept into the addiction of chat that I think I stay away too much.

I am sure I can find the balance between real life and my online world...I just have to trend lightly.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Bombarding

As I search for the state of the union, I notice that it's focus is on the bad things so I have topped watching the news.

 It is not like I am not informed about the events in the world but I have eliminated the constant bombarding of negative information.  I know bad things happen but I believe you can focus on the good.

  I guess this makes me a little delusional but I like to think this world is full of more positive things.  We deal with enough tragedy on a regular basis.

 I guess I am putting on rose-colored glasses tinted in positive optimism in the hopes that one in time things will be better...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Music Maddness

No matter how crazy your day was today, something happens when put on a pair of headphones and plug into a really good song.

 There is just something magical about listening to the right song...the sway of your hips to the beat.  

The world that comes into focus as you close your eyes and imagine the notes all around you.  

It's a happy place where you can play...

I have been turning up the beat more and more lately and really enjoying myself.  

I challenge you to find a song that makes you feel that way..

Friday, June 27, 2014

Summertime

During summertime, I am able to jump off the fast-moving train that I call my life, barrel roll and relax.

It is a time to breathe deeply, walk in slow motion and recharge.

 It is a time to notice the flowers growing in the garden, the birds and squirrels playing in the street, and the stars glowing in darkened sky.

It is a time to let my imagination climb into the clouds and reach out to find a hidden treasure.

It is a time to capture my thoughts in writing and spend time chatting with friends.

I do enjoy the summertime.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hail to the Clowns!

Political campaigning is really turning into a circus.

You have your illusionist trying to keep your focus on everything except what he is truly about. 

 There is dog and pony show from "groups" supporting a candidate and their only goal is to make the opponent look bad without dragging their candidate in to show. 

 There are clowns that try to make bad situations look good by masking them with laughter.  

There are dancing bears who move rhythmically,  spinning around the dance floor until your feel as though you are  spinning with them in a discombobulated trance and the high-flyers who make everything look one way but they hide the truth behind the trick.  

After watching the show, I feel pretty entertained but who wants a bunch of circus performers calling the shots in the government?  

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Who do you believe?

Everyone wants you to see things their way.  No matter what,  you always have someone telling you why you should think this way or that way.

I wonder why it is so important for everyone to see eye to eye or be on the same page all the time. Can't we all agree to just disagree.

I am no exception to this because I know I like to be right.  I guess in my mind I am always right and when you can't see that, I will spend a lot of time trying to convince you why you should see that I am right.

I don't know why it is so important to me and where does being "right" all the time get me...never where I want to be.

I have to learn to be a better listener and to except that everyone doesn't see things my way and that is ok...come on, you know I am right about this...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Time to Serve

I spent my whole life surrounded by the military way of life because of my father.

His whole career was spent keeping us safe even if he didn't know it.  He fought battles to tragic to even talk about.

I know because I saw the pain in his eyes when I would ask and he could not answer.

I am lucky I know because every time my dad left he came back to me.  I think about those who never returned or those still fighting.

Ask yourself what you can do to make things a little better for a family in pain this Memorial Day...