More Mall People

The morning is bright for our hero this morning We’ve got the milk drinker spewing inanities to the crone who accompanies him. We’ve got the curly haired lady wearing sunglasses in the dimmest corner of the room, seemingly having a debate with herself. We’ve got another auto-conversationalist sipping his coffee, polishing his glasses, and stuffing … Continue reading More Mall People

Young Boy

Young Boy Sitting in the metro in a green snowsuit and black and white, striped hat. He’s trying to get comfortable Lying this way and that Using his arm to rest upon. He looks over to his Mother sitting across the way in another seat. He looks down at his seat and pats the space … Continue reading Young Boy

Odds & Ends – The Gratitude Project

Last Year, while reading “Gravitate 2 Gratitude", by Carolyn Flower, I started one of her prescribed exercises. This exercise was meant to help us recognize, in essence to become grateful for all we have. It focuses the mind on seeing reasons to be grateful by establishing a habit of gratitude. Like most habits it takes … Continue reading Odds & Ends – The Gratitude Project

Odds & Ends – “SUCCESSOGRAPHER” – What the heck is that?!?

A little over a week ago, I started on a new journey of discovery. An exploration into purpose & passions, mindset & motivates, honesty & happiness, and a integrity filled self-description. For those of you who have read some of my articles in the past, you will understand when I say this journey actually started much … Continue reading Odds & Ends – “SUCCESSOGRAPHER” – What the heck is that?!?

Comforts

I knew an old imp who lived in an egg He hobbled the streets cobbled on a wooden leg. Go, he would, to the corner store. For what, although, he was never quite sure. He would buy bread and tea and cheese. And conveniently forget the pepper which always made him sneeze. Back to his … Continue reading Comforts

Odds & Ends – Lately, I’ve… as of a year ago.

I came across this journal entry from about a year ago and want to share it with you. At the end I will comment on some things that have changed and been accomplished. Lately, I’ve been reading lots of books on confidence, motivation, success, achievement, accomplishment, accountability, etc, etc, etc… Now it’s time to start … Continue reading Odds & Ends – Lately, I’ve… as of a year ago.

Spanish Beauty: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #1

Spanish Beauty:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Back in 1996, while living & teaching in Madrid, I gleefully discovered Picasso all around m but much more than that, I started seeing all the beauty he saw around him. I walked the streets, imagining I was getting inspired … Continue reading Spanish Beauty: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #1

Basic Teenage Angst

Basic Teenage Angst (from Thoughts Forming - January 18th, 1990) It starts off black: Think with darkness Void from sound Bereft of scent Numb to feeling Light appears: A vibrant green A joyful yellow A painful red A sorrowful blue Images form: The outline of eyelashes The trees outside the window The cars moving down … Continue reading Basic Teenage Angst

When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I’m about to tell you a story of a very special person who probably will be a little embarrassed to know I’m telling it. You see, she does what she does out of a love and compassion that is inspirational to me. This genuine kindness is the happiness story I’m compelled to tell today. Every … Continue reading When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

But I’m Your Friend

I call you to fill in the boring morning hours. You’ve been excusing yourself Too busy to talk do you fear death in friendship? Do you wonder why some seem untrusting in friendship? Can you decide to confide or is it suicide in friendship? You’ve chosen… I’ll hold you to your terms on my terms … Continue reading But I’m Your Friend