25 out of 31

25 out of 31 days is how many days last month I blogged. Damn. I was trying to go for every day, but that didn’t happen and that’s ok. It was nice sitting down and organizing my thoughts and just sort of talking into the ether, as I like to call it. And some of…

Samhain

I learned about Samhain when I was reading a book set in Ireland.  Samhain was Halloween – when the line between the living and the dead is thin.  The dead can cross easily back into the land of the living – to visit, to cross over. Later I learned from my Wiccan friends that it was…

Current Mood

About halfway to work and halfway through my morning cup of coffee, I realize that the above gif was my current mood. Usually this time of year, the rain and clouds and dark fuel this kind of mood, but I don’t have that to blame today because it’s sunny and clear and beautiful outside. I…

Playing God

I reminded a friend of mine whose pet was at the end of their life and struggling that our pets expect us to be their God.  We decide their fate – and we have to consider not our own feelings but whether or not their quality of life is there.  In my friend’s case, they…

#MeToo?

A week or so ago, women were challenged to post #MeToo as their status as a way to show people how many women have experience with sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape. What ensued was pretty much every female friend of mine on Facebook posting #MeToo. And with the #MeToo sometimes followed with a single…

Fraud, Cleaning & Art

Over the last few months, I haven’t taken as many photos as I would have liked. Life keeps getting in the way, and inspiration is lacking.  Just seems like it is one thing or another these days. Yesterday, I spent 3 hours in the rain taking rugby photos.  When I say “in the rain”, I…

Legacy

One of the final books I read for my leadership class is about a leader’s legacy.  The authors have been doing leadership training and seminars for quite a while when they were challenged to write a book summarizing all of their lessons learned during their time as trainers and as leaders.  This resulting book about…

Love and Hate

"Warm up time," he says to me as I get in position to start this session. With each minute that passes, the tension is building – the body is getting warm then I can feel the cadence change when he decides the warm-up is done. As each minute passes and the pain rises and subsides…