The Search


2017 is here. I’ve probably considered this coming year more than previous years. I’ve read a lot of news articles, motivational blogs, and other interesting literature concerning how to navigate this year. Many describe what they think will happen and what we should do about it. Their different aspiring views spell out one, two, three… continue reading»

Plain Raw Grief


It was the busiest season of the year, and I decided to stop at a store where I frequently shop. Pushing my cart down the aisle, the cheery displays begged for my attention. I finished up my shopping, and chose the young familiar cashier to tally my items. I had gotten to know her a… continue reading»

Secret Formulas (Part Two)


In my last journal, I wrote about Secret Formulas. The context of the journal was about misguided approaches to life. It was a discussion about the recipes we create for how life is supposed to work. If healthy love and stability were absent in our younger years, we probably developed some secret formulas to fill… continue reading»