Bitter-Sweet Love

    I am completely empty inside when we are apart.  When I see you again, I am filled with sweetness and warmth.  You give me purpose.  Others give you their attention, but I can see that I am the one that brings you joy.  I know that I give you energy, motivation.  I see itContinue reading “Bitter-Sweet Love”

My thoughts move like water…

Sometimes quickly over rocks with ripples and waves, Moving so swiftly I get lost and afraid. At times it slows, spreading deep and wide, Touching places unknown, feeling peace inside. As the river bends and winds I go to and fro, Joined by streams and rains, as I learn and grow. I give of myselfContinue reading “My thoughts move like water…”

Deep Work Requires Sacrifice

I recently listened to an episode of The Hidden Brain podcast about the subject “Deep Work.” Basically, the interview was detailing the benefits of focusing on a single task at a time. Many of us may believe we are already doing this, but if you answer your phone during the time that you’re working orContinue reading “Deep Work Requires Sacrifice”

Untitled Poem

Always Believing,    Constantly Deceiving,         Ever, Forever, Grieving; Holding Implications,     Just Knowing Lamentations,         Making Numerous Odd Provocations; Questionable Reasons,     Sovereign Treason, Understanding Valiance,     Waning Xistence, Yet Zealous. I would love some comments on this one. I’d especially like to know if anyone notices the … shall we say “theme”?

Don’t Be Happy With Who You Are

“Be happy with who you are!” You’ve probably heard or been told this many times. What I’m going to say will be contrary to this, but try to be open-minded. First of all, I think it is good to be content with what you have. Constantly striving to get more, make more money, and neverContinue reading “Don’t Be Happy With Who You Are”

Do You Remember the Time…?

When you try to recall an event or you are asked about a time from your past, why are some memories more easily recollected than others? Significant memories are tied to physiological and/or emotional reactions. If you want to make memories that last, you must make as many connections as possible, whether visual, physical/kinesthetic, auditory,Continue reading “Do You Remember the Time…?”

Crowded

Everyone shifted uncomfortably in their seats. Each one tried to think of something to talk about besides the obvious. Why was Karl invited, anyway? They were all thinking it, but no one was willing to express it. Christian tried to cross his legs, but when there wasn’t room to do so, he put his footContinue reading “Crowded”

Learning to Write Poetry

After sharing a recent poem, I was asked “Where did you get your inspiration for that?” My immediate answer was, “I don’t know; it just . . . came to me.” In a way, I felt this was true, but every action first begins with a thought, so I decided to break it down. ItContinue reading “Learning to Write Poetry”