Still Making Excuses

It's been very difficult, not posting on my blog each and every single day for the last week or two. But here's the thing, it's my love of writing that's been keeping me from writing. For the last couple of weeks I've been spending the majority of my time complying with the terms of my … Continue reading Still Making Excuses

Universe University Series, More or Less

A few months ago, while sitting in one of the groups that I attend, I made this statement. The more that I know, the less I know, and I can prove it right here and now, on paper is necessary. Everyone in the room braced themselves, gave me a certain look, maybe expecting me to … Continue reading Universe University Series, More or Less

Universe University, Part 3.5

Since I left off with Part 3, I've been mostly working for the last week, from sunrise to sunset. I started a new job four weeks ago, it's perfect for this stage of my life. The most interesting thing about this new job? My new job requires two things from me. One, I keep people … Continue reading Universe University, Part 3.5

Street Light Phenomenon (smoke follows beauty again)

Earlier today I posted something titled Smoke Follows Beauty. If you were to research the term, you would discover this. There are people in this world that tend to get smoked out. Yes, the smoke from, say a campfire, will follow them no matter where they sit. And, there's more! The same people, the people … Continue reading Street Light Phenomenon (smoke follows beauty again)

Smoke Follows Beauty

Flashback to my childhood. My mother, my sisters, and I were sitting around a fire somewhere on a relatives property. Me: Mommy, why won't it leave me alone? My Mother: Because honey, Smoke Follows Beauty. Me: What, mommy what does that mean? Who's the beauty, what beauty? Why does the smoke go everywhere I go? … Continue reading Smoke Follows Beauty

Believe, Too

Believe And there she was, alone, not for the first time. She didn't want to be here anymore. Have you ever wanted off the ride or needed a miracle? Have you ever witnessed something unexplainable, something fantastic and beautiful? The light rail, my preferred method of transportation. During a recent train ride, I spotted someone … Continue reading Believe, Too

Universe University, Part 3, The Classroom

The classroom, a square or rectangular room, loaded with desks, chairs, tables, and of course let's not forget to include, students and teachers. Most of us probably think of a classroom in this way, or something very similar. My last classroom was much larger, much much larger. I didn't pack much for school. The clothes … Continue reading Universe University, Part 3, The Classroom

Universe University, The Enrollment

Just another day at U.U. I remember everything. I remember being alone in the night, the realization of my desperate situation, the only thing left. At the age of 47, I had been forced to walk away from it all, never to return. When it's all stripped away, there are few options, and as I've … Continue reading Universe University, The Enrollment


The 2nd posting, with an introduction. Damages part first piece of writing. This is where it all began for me. What matters most, my beliefs, my passions, and yes, of course, all of the pain and tragedy that has been my life came together as my thumbs tapped along on my phone into a … Continue reading Damages