Like many of us, I was a shy kid. It was hard for me to make friends. I know now—I was just an introvert trying to build one-to-one relationships in a world of group settings. We didn’t talk about “feelings” in my family, so I had to figure my own way around it. One day I realized that if I changed my perspective, I could be much more comfortable in … [Read more...] about Why Did They Do That?
My gym schedules regular aquatic exercise classes. On those days, I have to get there at just the right time. I have to squeeze myself between the scheduled classes. Normally, that’s fine. Today, there was someone in each lane. Now, we’re required to share a lane if necessary, but it can be a tight squeeze. Sometimes squashing my swimming into half a lane irritates my … [Read more...] about HAVE A !%$*&@! DAY
Robert Dugoni opened the Surrey conference I just attended. "On this day, I write," was the ending phrase of his speech. If you'd like to hear it, please click here. It is inspirational. Thanks to Robert Dugoni, I began the conference reminded of why I write. Thanks to Robert McCammon, and Robynn Sheahan, and Russell Turney, I left the conference reminded of why I … [Read more...] about On this day, I write
We all do what we feel we have to at any given moment and those actions we cannot justify, we rationalize. Notice I didn't say we always do what we feel is right. There's a big difference. BESIDES . . . what's right for you could easily wrong someone else (see my post What's your point . . . of view? ) There are always at least two sides to a story. The trick is considering … [Read more...] about I have my reasons and you have yours.
Mare-zee dotes and doe-zee dotes and little lam-zee diveys. A diddly divey doo, wouldn't you? Wouldn't you what??? I never understood this song. I sang it anyway – as it is written above. It has such a catchy tune . . .but the words? Oh well, I figured. Nothing is perfect. But I could never just relax and enjoy it. This morning, I decided I'd Google the words and here … [Read more...] about Mares do eat oats, right?