Tuesday, May 3, 2016

What is luck, really?

Who are you? Who are we?

These are important questions to reflect upon, and it is not often that we give ourselves the space to explore these questions, especially once you factor in spouses, kids, work, and other loving responsibilities.

I am currently reading Award Applications.  They are truly inspiring to contemplate.

We don't give ourselves enough credit for what we have accomplished.  As a culture, we seem to never feel we are "good" enough, or that we have "accomplished" enough.  What is enough?

I think we are goal orientated, however, I think we also need to start appreciating what is truly enough.

I am also just finishing up Piper Kerman's biography Orange is the New Black.  There are a lot of details that shift from the book to the series, but truly the book is not nearly as racy or sexy as the series would have you believe.  I would not have sat down and had a beer with Cheryl Strayed, but I would with Piper.  She has a good bead on what is important, and she reflects upon some of the unexpected gifts she discovers during her year in prison.  I really enjoyed this book - more than I expected to. I was a good read, but not a quick read.  I think it challenged some of my perceptions about doing time, and affirmed for me how important restorative justice could be if we have willing participants.  Well worth a read.

What does HOME mean?

It is something that we all carry inside of us and is in the people we love.

It is also rooted in a place, where we put down roots.

Joy.
Dignity.
Kindness.
Pink glasses to view the world.
Flexibility.
Simple Pleasures.
Fresh air.
Moving water.
Being present.
Love.

These are thoughts flitting through my head as I complete this book and these applications.

This is disjointed, and somewhat incomplete.  Yet, I have scribbled a few words and thrown a few thoughts out there that hopefully I can return to.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

Awkward.

But not in a bad way.

Very nostalgic.


Friday, April 1, 2016

Dark or light? Good or bad?

Really... in this human condition do any of us really fall completely on one side of this divide?

Great book.  I enjoy Rebus.  He certainly is quite the character.


Friday, March 25, 2016

A decade


It is hard to believe it has been ten years.

And we still love each other!!! 

Ten years. Two kids. A house in the burbs.  A minivan. An aging blazer and an aging cat.

I can't remember being selfish, or a good night's sleep.

I appreciate date nights so much more.

My wants have simplified.

I love you Ken!

Different and refreshing


Tuesday, March 22, 2016