You really can ever be too careful nor can you ever be too safe. Living in a country that seems to be under a constant state of high alert for potential terrorist activity is unsettling. But it can also be a bit liberating.
You see, it’s all a matter of how you think about it.
I said the name in English but he’d never heard of it. I did a quick google search for a French translation, which I should have done before I even entered the pharmacy. After a few seconds of silence, he asked if I could explain what it does. I hesitated. I searched for the words.Continue reading “The pharmacist.”
You never realize how much nonsense you own until it’s time to move. And the writing is on the wall in its clearest incarnation when you are moving across seas and can only take what you can carry. No chance to shove entire drawers of odds and ends into a box and tape it upContinue reading “A lesson in overcoming sentimentality”
“Be careful what you wish for…” That is one of the refrains that has been drilled into my head since the beginning of time. A caution, a warning. Don’t ask for something you don’t really want. Watch your words, they hold more power than you realize. I think instead of a warning this refrain shouldContinue reading ““Be careful what you wish for…””
These past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about America’s culture. In particular the gun culture that is pervasive throughout the country. In 2007 I was a student in West Virginia and one Monday morning in April there was a breaking news report of a shooting incident at Virginia Tech. Now, this was aContinue reading “Lamentation (Dear America)”
Every now and then I get a harsh look at an alternate reality and have to pause and count my blessings and give thanks for them. In adulthood, i’ve been very lucky that except for two periods of time that were not long enough to leave much of a lasting impact, I’ve been able toContinue reading “Desolation Row”
Why is it that when a friend asks for help or advice it comes so readily but when trying to figure out the best course of action for ourselves we become like children*, lacking in understanding of the way things work and the best course of action. The other day I was working on some grantContinue reading “Is it only ‘crazy’ people who talk to themselves?”
Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name. Please hear my cry for protection and wisdom on this first of December night. Help me not to repay evil with evil and instead hold steadfast to a kind and loving heart while maintaining my boundaries. Help me to stand firm in my conviction of myContinue reading “Prayer: December 1st.”
Before I started this site there were many times when I had so much to say but I had nobody to have the conversation with. Other times I longed for a space where I could ask inquire, not ask questions that needed answers, but just put my wonderings out there, release them from myself. MaybeContinue reading “I’m back.”