It’s More Than Social Each of us has our personal reasons for choosing to be on Facebook or not. If you have used the platform as long as I have then those reasons might have evolved over the years. Initially, it was sheer curiosity about all things Internet that led me to join Facebook. With time and continued usage, the novelty just never wore off for me. Reconnecting with and even meeting family members who I have not heard a peep from in over 30 years was another reason. In the last few years,
Mahalia, My Kitten When this was first published, my granddaughter, Mahalia was almost 14-months old. On July 1, 2014, she made a premature entrance and turned all our worlds around. No one would have convinced me that the day would come when I would be so in love with a grandchild. However, my Kitten, as I have called her since first seeing that ultrasound snapshot of her, has stolen, wrapped up and secured my heart. Due to her young age, genius as she might seem, I am sure Kitten will
What More Do We Need? First written towards the end of 2015, this is a deeply reflective conversation. Although we are only at the mid-year point, there is so much to consider. With all the happenings in the news and around the world, the quiet question about enough comes sauntering through my mind. “What do you wish there was more of in the world?” Obviously, this is not a new question for me and something tells me neither is it for you. Three years ago, my readers and I participated in a
Stop Being The Victim! Scams – most of us have been scammed. You might prefer swindled, cheated or betrayed. It has happened to the majority of us at one point or another in our lives. These episodes usually involve a close friend, relative, a lover, a neighbourhood con artist or even a fraudulent pastor. Yes, you read correctly – pastor, minister of religion. Scammers. That is a word that my writing assistant does not recognise. So the red squiggly line appears beneath, screaming “warning, incorrect spelling or no such word
Do We Live In A Cave? Two years ago, wanting to refresh my memory about Plato’s “The Allegory of The Cave,” I re-read some scholarly articles on the work. One that I came across was actually a professorial assignment. Students were asked to write an essay responding to the question whether the work remains relevant today. The professor wrote: “In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, he describes a world where prisoners live chained in a cave. The puppeteers cast shadows on the wall and these shadows construct reality for the
Having The Competitive Edge So, answer the question: are you cutthroat competitive? The win at all cost type of person? Whether it is in business or love, you are the type who believes that unless the other’s blood is on the ground the battle is not over. Years ago, in one of my many desperate attempts at being an entrepreneur, I became involved in the herbal supplement industry. Relevant here is not the fact that selling is not my cup of tea. The gem of this story is the look
You Just Have To Take The Needle “There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise, you’ll never understand what it’s saying.” ― Sarah Dessen This might come as a shock to some of you but I hate going to doctors and dentists. Strange eh? Especially for someone who took such comfort in being a hospital Chaplain! My resistance to seeing any of these professionals has much to do with a terrible
Winning Big “It is to our own detriment that we underestimate the might of small and simple things.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich For the longest while, I religiously bought lottery tickets. It was the only form of gambling I participated in. However, it never yielded me more than $20 each time I won. Although it has been awhile, from time to time I still purchase a ticket. The notepad that holds my plans for my big win, however, has long been discarded. Who would get what was carefully written down.