Good questions arise out of silence. Granddaughter Edith (11 years-old) walked briskly next to me without talking—highly unusual. While visiting, when not talking, she’s playing the piano (aka my piano keyboard) and singing Kacey Muskgraves’ songs, Biscuits, for one:
Image from Futurity.org Here we are, two years of COVID and conspiracy theories. Although the vaccine is not 100% effective (only death is), it keeps us out of the hospital and is our best hope for returning to normalcy. The virus knocked us down, but selfishness is keeping us down. But it wouldn’t be the … Continue reading Couldn’t Care Less
I didn't see eye-to-eye on every issue with every friend. That was normal. I recall arguing over cocktails about maximum building heights, where I insisted that mountain and ocean views should be left unobstructed for all people to enjoy. My friend believed it belonged to those who could pay for the beach houses and high rise apartments. A group of friends might not have agreed what percent of the state budget should go for road upkeep. As the size of the Michigan potholes widened, consensus got easier to reach. At the end of the night, we'd agree to disagree. No hard feelings. I looked forward to the next time of camaraderie and laughter.
Virtues are voluntary. Vices are its opposite. Virtues are the ship’s rudder that takes you to your destination. Vices are people moving from one urge to another, unthinking and unaware.
Image by lauraelatimer0 from Pixabay Are books we select a window to our core self? If I asked you, what was the last book you read, would I know you better? I might or not. Alex Michaelide’s suspense, The Silent Patient, is more likely to be a repose from reality instead of a glimpse of … Continue reading Values We Hold