Wanna get ice cream sounds innocent, right? Buckle up buttercup...cuz not in this case. I began chatting with this man, I forget his name, but let's call him Richard, or Dick, for short. We grew up in a similar area and had some common friends from the past in our peripheral circles. We talked about … Continue reading Wanna Get Ice Cream?
"To be or not to be? That is the question." Hamlet ponders this existential question while deeply immersed in decisions regarding betrayal and revenge. Ultimately Shakespeare shows us that revenge results in coldness and loss for all involved. I teach Hamlet every fall to a group of hesitant and doubtful seniors who are preparing for … Continue reading To Pay Or Not To Pay?
Every summer, in late June, I nestle into a rustic cabin in the woods with some of my best friends. The trip is to see Dead & Co. We pack food and beer so that we barely have to leave the campsite, except to hike and see the concert. We want our time there to … Continue reading Wonders of Nature
I hate change. How much do I hate change, you ask? I hate change so much that even the school year's ends gives me pause and dread. Why do I hate change, you ask? Fear of the unknown, simple as that. Because I am a high school teacher, the day that school ends, the two … Continue reading Change Sucks
Learning to trust your inner voice/instinct.
July 4th, 2019 reignited my writing muse. Following a long but fun day of boating, paddle boarding, cold beers and good food, our crowd settled down to watch the show. Fireworks exploded into brilliant colors in the dark sky, causing people to oooh and aaah while dogs cowered and whimpered. There I sat, next to … Continue reading Deal Breakers
We all put a lot of effort into certain aspects of our lives: ones of high priority, ones that offer peace, ones where we can thrive, ones that allow us to connect with others. Sometimes I put too much effort, (as my kids would say, "you are doing the most") and I end up disappointed, … Continue reading Things That Make You Go…Delete.
So in my last blog, I blah, blah, blahed about my friggin' spiritual journey. I did it begrudgingly and many of you likely didn't want me to do it either. You want to hear the stories of the carny characters that I meet on my adventures in dating. I have taken a sabbatical, by the way. I … Continue reading Let’s Get Physical
Yesterday morning, during my gratitude ritual, I drew the card bearing the Goddess Dana, who insists that I "have Divine Knowledge that can help others through [my] spiritual journey." And the card suggests that I write about it and/or teach about it. Wow, this feels like a major responsibility. I was not happy about this … Continue reading Friggin’ Spiritual Journey
Historically, the word chivalry combines the religious, moral, and social code of a Knight. Back in the day, knights were expected to be violent and victorious on the battlefield but gentle and God-fearing outside of battle. Fast forward to the days where knights are a thing of the past. In the 19th+ century courting/dating world, … Continue reading Chivalry: Wanted Dead Or Alive?