Tag: life lessons

A Lesson Tethered to a Bad Memory

A sunny spring day and all the kids were across the street playing. I decided to take Buffy outside with me without a leash, something I never did – not even as a ten-year-old. We went across the street to the Mandy’s to  play…

Dance Anyway

I just had a birthday but they say it’s been a year so I am here standing strong a thumbs up and a cheer.   Fifteen years ago, I wrote an entry in my journal about turning 45. Soon afterward, I copied the pages…

Try “Playing” Along even if it’s not on a keyboard

First Movement : I started taking piano lessons when my kids were young. It was, you know, one of those things you want to try. As it turned out, although I truly enjoyed making sounds on the piano, I never could manage to really…

Life Lessons from the Ring – Questions to ask yourself

I was too young to remember the times my dad came home with blood on his clothes. It was my older sister who told me how our non-violent mother would cringe at the sight. Interesting that, even though I was two at the time,…

Are you flatlining?

Change can be hard. Change takes you out of your comfort zone, out from under your safe and warm blankie. Yes, change can sometimes be scary. But without it, how do we grow? How do we learn anything new? Without change, how can we…

Can’t see through the obstacles?

An Opaque look at life won’t get you anywhere. Search until you can see the light. Look out the window. You might see a woman walking steadily on one leg. 🙂  

Mornin’ After the Beatin’

  After Cono’s dad beats the tar out him the night before, Cono’s grandpa Ike (who witnessed the beating) shows up the next morning with an extra horse and a bit of wisdom. (Cono is ten at this point) No Hill for a Stepper–…