Hurt people hurt people.

It’s simple, really.  Everything bad that people do in relationships stems from something bad that happened to them. It’s not an excuse.  It’s not a defense of the indefensible that some people do.  It’s just a glaring, obvious motive.  It’s the reason. It doesn’t make the bad thing right, but it might help someone understand. How are you supposed to feel when you’ve never met … Continue reading Hurt people hurt people.

2 Years

Today marks a sad anniversary for me.  It’s been 2 years since my (ex) wife told me she was falling in love with another man.  The last night we slept in the same bed – though I didn’t really sleep. I was in survival mode.  I wanted to save my marriage at all costs.  I knew something was up, but I never would have guessed … Continue reading 2 Years

Orange Man Bad

Trump is a racist Have you ever heard of the Ellis Island Award?  As defined by NECO (National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations), “The Ellis Island Medals of Honor embody the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity. They recognize individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents … Continue reading Orange Man Bad


Color I just want something to mean something to me This gray aura is everywhere – it’s all I see I know there has to be something still pumping my blood But I haven’t felt it in forever, I’m stuck in the mud Everything in life seems to be a distraction And I’m missing out on years – due to inaction I guess I find … Continue reading Color


Fake Forgive me for meaning “til death do us part” Forgive me for actually giving you my heart Why is it just ok that you broke every vow? You tell me, what am I supposed to do with myself now? Because when two become one that’s supposed to change things And now I’m alone in this world and have not one but two rings You … Continue reading Fake


Friend True friends aren’t perfect, they sure are loyal When they have a problem with you, the pain is royal But consistency is a gift not many will give you And when things go down I know where to turn to So I’m thankful for someone who knows I’m lost And wants me around anyway, no matter the cost I give not because I owe, … Continue reading Friend

I think you’re confused…

Please tell me agents in SE MN understand the difference between NorthStar’s well regulated “coming soon” program (where no showings are allowed until the home is on the market for all buyers) and a broker having an “Exclusive Buyer Program” where only that broker’s clients see their coming soon listings for 2 weeks prior to any other buyers, right?  (Agents who understand the industry call this … Continue reading I think you’re confused…


A dying man laying in a hospital bed regrets things His fingers are so skinny they won’t hold his rings He spent many Sunday mornings alone in a pew And now he’s surrounded by only a loyal few The past is bittersweet as it runs through his mind He thinks of all the times he was mean instead of kind He travelled the world and … Continue reading Time