100 Days of Writing – Day Eleven

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an entire ocean in a drop” What does this quote mean to you? We are but an infinitesimally small part of the “big blue marble” we call Earth. Indeed, when viewed from the perspective of the entire universe, Earth itself seems inconsequential. So how areContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Eleven”

Random Writing – Fear, the evil and corroding thread

Fear has been called “the evil and corroding thread that weaves its way through the very fabric of our existence.” (1) . That certainly has been and can be the case with me. I went through a particularly tumultuous time in my life and would find myself awaking each morning in terror and dread, filledContinue reading “Random Writing – Fear, the evil and corroding thread”

100 Days of Writing – Day Ten

Get Up and Go What gives you purpose? Do you have a dream or passion that you share with others? I don’t have to ponder too long to answer the question about what gives my life purpose. For the past forty-one years, including twelve after my “retirement,” I have been a classroom teacher. Each assignmentContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Ten”

100 Days of Writing – Day Nine

A Place in History What historical event or contexts – way back in time or more recently – have affected you individually or as a family? I would have to say that the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge effect on me individually, on my family, and on society as a whole. Little did weContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Nine”

100 Days of Writing – Day Eight

Explore your spirituality What does spirituality mean to you? The root word of spirituality is “spirit” and I contemplate what this means on both a personal and worldly plane. I, first of all, believe in a creation much bigger than myself. Some choose to call this being a “Higher Power”, some say “God”, and thereContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Eight”

100 Days of Writing – Day Seven

Remember a loved one… Think about someone you have known who has died. What conversation would have with them if you could? Abby – I want you to know how much you meant to me in the twelve years we were together – and how very much I’ve missed you in the month-and-a-half you’ve beenContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Seven”

100 Days of Writing – Day Six

“Old ways won’t open new doors.” What does this quote mean to you? If I keep doing the things I’ve always done, I’m going to keep getting the results I’ve been getting. If the results of my efforts are desirable, then I likely should keep doing the same thing. If the results are undesirable, thenContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Six”

Detachment is the freedom not to be angry or sad….

Reading #89 from “Let Go Now” by Karen Casey “Many would argue that we can’t keep our feelings separate from the actions of others or the circumstances that have befallen us. I am certainly not trying to convince you that this is an easy task, but it is doable. While I admit it has takenContinue reading “Detachment is the freedom not to be angry or sad….”

100 Days of Writing – Day One

Day One – Pivot Point Your story so far Think about your life so far. What’s been a pivot point in your story? Describe the before and after. My pivot point definitely came on August 10, 2002. I at that point realized that I am an alcoholic. My wife of twenty-two years had left andContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day One”

Shared Reading: “Letting Go of Outcomes”

January 10, 2021 Some of us get attached to outcomes. We think a project or a relationship has to go a certain way. Sometimes we get so attached to the outcome of a thing, we don’t pay attention to how that thing feels. We may be so focused on marrying that person we’re dating, weContinue reading “Shared Reading: “Letting Go of Outcomes””