Category: Life

  • Serendipity

    ser·en·dip·i·ty [ˌserənˈdipədē] NOUN the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way: “a fortunate stroke of serendipity” · Have you experienced serendipity lately? If you have to think about it, the answer is probably no. It’s not something you go looking for; it sneaks up on you and catches you […]

  • Listening to the Right Voices

    It’s been years since I had anything that remotely resembles what’s called a “normal night’s sleep”, that being eight continuous hours. I spent many years in nursing working every conceivable type of shift, and my circadian rhythm is permanently broken. It was during one such episode last night that I came across the above image […]

  • 100 MPH Down a Pitch-Black Road

    File this one under, “What Was I Thinking?”. One night when I was 19, I was out running around with a friend from high school. We graduated together the year before and had been friends primarily because we both liked Ford automobiles, especially fast ones. He owned a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang that could best […]

  • An Encounter on a Plane

    Years ago, when I was a college student in Arkansas, I used to love air travel. It was the easiest way to get back and forth from home to school, and it was relatively cheap. A redeye flight (which they no longer offer) was about $50 or so. You left late at night and arrived […]

  • When You Look in the Mirror of Life

    I once heard it said that your life can be one of two things: an inspiration or a cautionary tale. (Spoiler: ultimately, you don’t get to decide which one it is. You can only try to influence the outcome) Looking back over my own life, it could have gone either way-still could. It doesn’t take […]

  • Transitions

    I received a phone call from the wife of my mother’s last surviving cousin a few days ago to tell me he had died about a week before. With that phone call, my life shifted to a different level. He was the last of that generation; my siblings, cousins and I are now the oldest […]