Archive for May, 2017

Oh where oh where

Posted: May 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

It has been a full week since I last published a post. I was not on vacation, I was not “super” busy, (side note here anyone telling you that they are too busy is a liar) I simply took a break. I sat down to write this post and began to wonder what my one fan thought. See I try to write on a regular basis. I imagine that one fan wondered where I was and immediately (because this is how my mind works) the song “Der Deitcher’s Dog”, or “Oh Where, oh Where Ish Mine Little Dog Gone”. When Septimus Winner published this song I cannot help but think that she had skipped blogging for a week. Well, maybe not, blogs were not real popular in 1864.

The song describes how a dog got lost and was captured by a butcher and turned into sausage. Yeah, you didn’t sing that part in nursery school, did you? It is important to remain calm when something happens that is not normal but also be vigilant. Someone we know doesn’t show up for work or doesn’t post a blog for a couple of days, maybe a phone call or email is warranted just to be sure they are not sausage and to let them know we care. The thing is we do not want our concern to be construed as nagging meddling, so maybe one email and one phone call, not 50.

The psychologist would call the phone call or the email an action of our love language. We show our love or concern for others through the call or email. do the ones you love know it? Why not call or email them?





The only time it works

Posted: May 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

Is when we all sing together. That is the truth, isn’t it? I heard a man describe the muppet show this way. He explained how the show was full of wild diverse characters that shared little common ground but when Kermit brought them all together and they sang it worked.

Life is a lot like the muppet show. In life we meet and interact with people who look, think and act differently than we look act and think. This difference is eloquently put as diversity. In evolution, there is and has to be diversity for life to evolve and survive.  My mom used to tell me that we need everyone and my dad would say that it takes all kinds. They were and all right.

Diversity has to happen and can be tough to deal with but when we all sing together and keep what makes us unique that is what makes it work. There is a balance you have to strike up. When we all do this we get masterpieces like the muppet show. But how do we do it? What keeps us diverse and brings us together? The answer is easy but not obvious and sometimes it can feel impossible and like it is never going to happen but it is easy and simple and here it is…. Are you ready?





The thing about fate

Posted: May 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

Yesterday looking for inspiration and focus I turned to song and found it. I found both in the song  Who’s Your Uncle and the lyrics “I don’t f with fate” from the great Uncle Kracker and his double wide album.


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Fate is the development of events outside a person’s control regarded as determined by a supernatural power.  I am not a big believer in fate. I did not type that I do not believe in god but I do not really put a lot of water in the idea of fate and destiny only in this. I believe every human is destined and fated to live and die.

I feel like life is a lot like a boat and the rudder. The ocean is huge and sailors cannot control much of it. Boats can be big and small but all of them have some type of rudder. The rudder is often the smallest part of a boat and in the hands of the skilled sailor, a rudder can be manipulated to move a ship through the roughest seas around and around the entire globe.

See fate is really overrated and even though you seem small you can make a huge difference.



I did not post on this blog yesterday and I wasn’t going to post today.  I post because it helps focus my thoughts and I know it may not seem like it but usually what I post is focused and somewhat coherent. Yesterday I woke up and did my thing but I was not coherent at all. Today I feel a little more focused but not focused enough to stitch together a post. I think tomorrow has a lot of promise but we will see