Facing Fears and the Dreaded Hula Dance

May. 23, 2018 by

Fighting Fears in the Middle of the Pacific Lately, I’ve been a big, fat scaredy cat. I haven’t wanted to try new things or put myself out there, and that’s seriously not good when opportunity is looking you in the

Primrose Hill

The Magic of Primrose Hill

May. 10, 2018 by

Note from the author:  This story was originally written for a travel magazine as a short story. However, I think they saw right through me and knew it was autobiographical. Not all of it is exact to the way things

Review of the Infinity Wars – Two and a Half Hours I Won’t Get Back

May. 2, 2018 by

Why didn’t I go to Rampage? If only the time stone were real, I could roll back to the moment I saw that The Infinity Wars had sold out and picked a different movie. But that’s not what happened. Instead,

Doing the Impossible – Bring it On

Apr. 25, 2018 by

Opportunity knocked on my door, I answered, and it kicked my butt.   Almost a year ago, I got an email about a job opportunity. I don’t usually pay those kinds of emails/requests much attention. I like my current job.

Reviewing the movie A Quiet Place and Philosophizing on Life

Apr. 18, 2018 by

A Little Bit About A Quiet Place Protecting those who can not protect themselves is a theme woven skillfully through the movie A Quiet Place. It’s not obvious at first, what with the virtually silent beginning and the tragic (yet

Mistakes

I was Naked, and I Clothed You

Apr. 11, 2018 by

Hi there wonderful friends and fellow warriors, We recently joined a new gym. I also took kickboxing classes, btw. A very good way to deal with stress and frustration. I highly recommend it. The change in gym membership reminded me

8 1/2 Hours – Trapped in an Elevator

Apr. 4, 2018 by

Sometimes there are just so many directions a story can go, it’s hard to know how it should end. I’m still not sure I nailed this one. That’s why there are two endings. I’d love to hear your opinion. Which

Just Another Manic Monday – Are you too busy?

Mar. 28, 2018 by

If I hear myself say, “I’m so busy” one more time I’m going to toss my phone in the James River and hide the power cord to my laptop. Lately, it seems like every other email I send starts with,

Throw the Pillows from the Bed and Call it a Day

Mar. 21, 2018 by

There’s this thing I do each night as I pull the covers up and say farewell to the day. It might sound strange. I toss my decorative pillows from the bed. It started without much thought, but then it morphed

Humility and the Broken and Messed Up Warrior

Mar. 14, 2018 by

Don’t Bumble Your Humble I really messed up. It was one of those mistakes that makes you question a lot of things. And irony of ironies, my last blog was about getting a do-over. Little did I know I’d be