Tag Archives: parenting

Send Danny Some Mail.

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel Still in Summer mode Doug and I have been scarce lately… My wife is a teacher, so we’re enjoying […]

Finding Out Who You Are.

I’m as old as the moon and the stars, and as young as the trees and the lakes. My style comes from looking at what came before me, and from visiting a lot of places.~Afrika Bambaataa See You In A While This weekend we dropped my daughter off at the airport in Orlando. She’s flying […]

Coming Back To Life.

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.~George Carlin As I shared last week, I’ve been sick with flu related issues for almost a month. This blog has suffered from lack of attention, as have all areas of my life. The medications are working and this past […]

Flying Away And Back Again.

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.~Leonardo da Vinci Flying Away We spent this weekend in Orlando, Florida. My daughter, who is now living with me, went to visit her mother who now […]

Be Open To Fun, And Elephants.

I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.~Noel Coward We didn’t spend a lot of time at home this weekend. Saturday was taken up by the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire , a yearly event in Gainesville, Fl. My wife, two daughters and I spent the day walking around the faire, eating […]

Moving Day

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.~ Mother Teresa It’s been a hectic weekend. I haven’t had time to keep up with my blog reading and writing because we’ve been on the go non-stop. As I wrote about before, my 14 year old daughter is moving in […]

Big Changes, Little Time.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.~ Laozi OK! There’s been a lot going on here in monkeytown in the past month. I can finally expose what’s been taking up so much […]

We Enjoyed The Shortest Day Of The Year.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. ~ John Burroughs Saturday, the shortest day of the year shined bright and warm… Quality overcoming quantity. I […]

Now What?

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. ~Winston Churchill Life is still here, waiting The idea of my daughter being taken 650 miles away from me has been on my mind since May 24, 2013… Every day of […]

Doug Helps Me Too.

But life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I’ve come to understand these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current. ~Carre Otis I couldn’t sleep very well last night… My mind kept working on the problems I’m facing, in spite of my efforts […]