disillusion me

Disillusionment: a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be. So is it a good thing or a bad thing? I think it's healthy but no more fun than a shot in the buttocks for a ten year old. Children seem to enjoy their illusions:... Continue Reading →

crush

opening my eyes in the morning is often like the elevator doors opening after a solo ride from the top floor of the sears tower down to the fifth floor i've been comfortable for some time, enjoying a not-too-hot not-too-cold pleasant temperature and some instrumental music in dim lighting and solitude and then the doors... Continue Reading →

Terminal force

(This is #11 and the final installment in a series. Find 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 by clicking on the numbers. It's ok - they're mostly short.) So, obviously I'm against "forcing it," at least when it comes to imposing my will or beliefs or values on others, anyway. From my viewpoint, Neither Jehovah... Continue Reading →

the consequence of forcing it

There are so many types of "forcing it." I have addressed several already, in the precursors to this post: 1, 2, 3, and 4. I have suggested that as a general rule, subject to some exceptions of course, we should focus our attention on ourselves when forcing things (i.e. self-discipline) and we should not impose... Continue Reading →

#blessed

Sometimes I feel particularly blessed. As in much more so than I deserve. When I'm not being especially grateful, I often think this word is overused in today's culture, but not today, for me, right now. God has given me a wonderful wife - M, who understands me and puts up with my crap. She... Continue Reading →

yellowstone musings – 3

Our first encounter with bison was our sighting of a small herd snacking at a stream in a valley. Calves were frolicking around the huge beasts without a care that there were cars lined up on the road above to gawk and wonder how close they could get with their respective soul-grabbing devices. The Tetunka... Continue Reading →

yellowstone musings – 2

I awakened to sunlight streaming through the blinds at 5:47 a.m., and made sausage and egg biscuits for MCL as they got up and began readying for the day. I think I woke up at least 4 times to use the bathroom in the night, and on the last trip I may have broken my... Continue Reading →

finding it

it is not in the tone of his biceps nor in the definition of her legs but in the tone of their voices and the definition of chesed* she keeps him honest he lifts her self-esteem she holds his attention he's the source of her gleam he forgets all else when she enters the room... Continue Reading →

keeping it

if she drops it he picks it up if his fingers are slipping she takes the reins if he's soaked from the rain she dries his clothes if she's tired from the laundry he gets the dishes their best dishes are joint ventures their best days are together their best accomplishments are teenagers he paddles... Continue Reading →

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