The Storm And The Sea


Night time at sea. No land in sight. The ocean is calm. It speaks to the pale moon in glittering reflections that please the silent orb. A giant freighter laden with shipping containers sails through the reflected light, trudging on its way to ports unknown. All is well until… A violent storm arrives, unexpected andContinue reading “The Storm And The Sea”

Tips for Staying Sane Now and Forever


Is the car running away from something? Is it running towards something? Or is it just some dumb kid with a lead foot accelerating off of a dirt shoulder? If you picked option three, you get an all expenses paid free night at a Comfort Inn in Sawdust, Idaho. Here’s a more detailed description ofContinue reading “Tips for Staying Sane Now and Forever”

Towards an Unshakable Foundation of Peace


What you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

What Now?


I’m losing my shit with cabin fever and the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus. I call out to God, “What do I do now?” “God answers, “Go to Ace Hardware with your wife. They have Clorox Wipes in stock.” This isn’t the answer I expected to my existential question. It is, however, the general trendContinue reading “What Now?”

Why Things Are This Way


A Simple Reflection On Our Situation Some people are saying this is “the end of days” as prophesied in the bible. I don’t believe it, but I have a great big question. Why is the good work of so many good people NOT creating a better world? There are millions upon millions of courageous, charitable,Continue reading “Why Things Are This Way”

An Impossible Dream?


This is not fun. Of course, life is not all about having fun, but there has to be more fun than this. I’m not referring only to the virus outbreak. I heard Sean Connery saying, while surrounded by his children and grandchildren, that his “third act” (or eighth decade of life) was “Shite.” His statementContinue reading “An Impossible Dream?”

Chart Your Course to a Better Life


When I’m feeling joy work becomes play.

It Starts With Self-Confidence


Where does self-confidence come from?  Where does it go when we need it most? How does an energetic child with a mountainous capacity for curiosity grow into a narrow-minded, emotionally constricted adult full of hopelessness and suffering? The answer is simple.  We lose the key to the door that opens to a satisfying existence; beliefContinue reading “It Starts With Self-Confidence”

Gas TV


Thank you gas stations across America for invading  one of the last bastions of peace and quiet I have (had).  I can no longer pump gas with only my thoughts to keep me company. Now I must listen to a moronic advertisement and a news sound bite repeated endlessly and finally an admonition at theContinue reading “Gas TV”

The Problems of This World Including Coffee Machines


For the past two years, I’ve been trying to find an upscale coffee maker to replace my old, reliable, cheap Mr. Coffee. I am in search of a more aesthetically pleasing machine that makes better coffee.