100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty-Five

My simplistic take on addictive behaviors… There are those times in my life when addictions of one sort or another have found their way into my life. Upon examining my behaviors in hindsight, I can see where many of those habits came from. I think we all want ways to feel better,,, to cope withContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty-Five”

100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty

“You cannot push the river.” I was reminded of this quote today in a counseling session and it really hit home with me in my recent mode of thinking. If we are at a point in life when we feel like we’re swimming upstream against the current, it’s likely because we’re going against the naturalContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Seven

It’s been a good long while…. It’s been a good long while since I’ve posted any writing in this arena. My interim teaching position took a great deal of my time and energy, but now that it’s done, I can come back to write from time to time. The interim position went well. I wasContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Seven”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Five

Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs comes into play…. One of the things I remember from my education courses in college is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. I’ve become acutely aware of its truths over the past week or so. I do see that if one’s physiological needs are not met, all else in life can be thrownContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Five”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Three

Random thoughts on this day…. It’s been over a week since I’ve last written in this series and I’m not focused on any one train one thought. Instead, a myriad of thoughts come across and through my mind this day.

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty

Forty-eight days in and can still have that urge…. It’s been forty-eight days since I decided that I was going to quit smoking. It’s actually longer for that intention, but actually not smoking has been nearly seven weeks. And even now, after not having smoked 965 cigarettes, I can still get that urge. Twice I’veContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-One

A Story to be Told: Lost at Sea Several year ago, I dropped by a local historical cemetery and viewed some of the many tombstones of those who were buried there, including some of my relatives. During my search, I came upon a marker for someone I had not known, but it definitely had aContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-One”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty

Just random writing today…whatever pops into my head. Today is Tuesday. I’ve had over one month now since my last cigarette and even though I still get cravings, I haven’t found it necessary to pick up a cigarette. For that, I am grateful. I’ve avoided smoking 584 cigarettes over the twenty-nine-day period and have savedContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Nine

What are five things I can do when I get the urge to smoke? I have a good friend Michael who, like myself has in the past been addicted to smoking. Although I was addicted to cigarettes and him to smoking a pipe, the results were much the same: nicotine became addictive and began affectingContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Nine”

100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Eight

It’s been a long journey for all of us, the Covid pandemic. There have been its darkest days, periods where it seemed to be losing its punch, and then the appearance of variants and a roller coaster ride of case numbers. Until this point, I’ve been able to dodge the Covid bullet, but many willContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Eight”