The Times, They Are A Changin’

IMG_20181110_150215991_FotorI’ve done a bit of traveling around parts of the United States and have noticed a troubling trend. Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older and don’t understand the younger generation, but I don’t think that is the case. Because what I have noticed does not affect just the younger people. It has even found its way into the population we think of as older, bolder, and more conservative.

I think it’s come on slowly, but it really hit home with me not long ago when I witnessed it up close and personal. I’ve been guilty of that of which I’m pointing out, but I’ve tried really hard not to allow it to occur (even though I know it has from time to time). Continue reading

Maybe Once, But Not Now

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I just heard a song, really listened to it, that struck home like a sledge hammer ringing soundly as it strikes a spike. I don’t know why. I’ve heard the song many times before. Today, however, something must have been different.

At eighteen I knew what I wanted and where I was going in the world. A skinny kid with a dream, that’s what I was. A hayseed, straight off the farm. I had a dream and I knew I was destined to reach it. I was going to save the world from itself.

Somewhere along the way that dream faded into a misty cloud, disappearing into nothingness. Continue reading

Do I Belong here?

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I’m not sure I belong in this world. It’s either sped up, or I’ve slowed down. One thing I do know for sure, though, is that I’m a bit out of touch compared to where I was 15-20 years ago.

It seems I haven’t kept up with the happenings around me. More than likely, though, is that the world has not waited for me. It just zoomed along at it’s chosen speed while I crept along at mine.

Let me tell you about what has me all discombobulated. Continue reading

7 Things For Which I Am Thankful

Yesterday, as I sat here watching the sun rise I was thinking about the past year. I have gotten older, but, still, I feel younger than I should. I have lost a few friends, gained a few friends, and still have more to meet.

My life, like everyone’s, has been full of ups and downs. But I consider myself very fortunate. I’ve had more ups than downs, and the downs haven’t been all that down. I’m looking forward to the years to come. Continue reading