My wife, twelve-year-old son and I were dining at a local Italian joint over the weekend. He awoke from a rare long afternoon nap before we left for dinner. Here’s the instant replay of our engaging conversation: Son: “Mom, I dreamed you died in a firey crash.” Wife: “Oh, yeah? What was I doing?” […]
Thank you for traveling with us today. Our trip is estimated at approximately 13 hours into the DFW area. While we complete final preparations for departure, I would like to introduce new safety features of your Family Truckster 2016.
In the Gray where Madness Reigned…The shouting crescendoed with a host of voices, frantic and frightened. Questions were asked and accusations volleyed in return.
I cracked open one eye to see blue-gray shadows dance across the ceiling. I realized that I wasn’t dreaming. The show’s over. The bedroom TV switched to regular programming and the volume doubled on some crime drama. I closed my eye and patted around the bed until I found the remote. Click. Darkness and quiet filled the void and I followed. Final Watch…As a former commuter on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail, I remembered the face staring back at me: Brent Thompson, a DART police officer. I never knew his name…until now. “I just got engaged,” the smiling officer told the rider in response to a question. I looked back at the officer, smiled and nodded. The officer happened to be white and the rider black. I never noticed…until now. I’ve never lived in black and white. The world is too colorful and vibrant for such absolutes. We are all riders on this train and there is Heaven and Hell in all of us.@DPDChief, thank you for your leadership. Sacrifice, courage and love know no color. #HealThisNation #DallasStrong #OneNationUnderGod
Happy Birthday, America! Neither perfect in the government of the governed nor in treatment of one to another, I am thankful and blessed to have been born in the greatest society of the modern era. 240 years young, we are indeed, “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” We hold these […]
Listen. Listening to Shame by Brené Brown at the TED2012 Conference. Read. The Good, Bad and the Ugly: Finding and Minding Your Own Voice. Act.
Egg White Omelettes and Juice
SW beat me to breakfast last Saturday, a miracle. We met at our local pancake and coffee house as is our routine. Our meetings are friendship, accountability, mutual support, and therapy all wrapped in omelettes and juice. No mas coffee, por favor.
Lifesavers are also what they are. Not the coffee, the connectedness, companionship…Counting Days…A recovering addict always knows what time it is. Time is a cruel master for some, and for others, it measures the distance between death and life as they’ve crossed their personal chasm on the way to freedom…
Long Days, Short Years…Time’s A quick Runner
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A.A. Milne