I wrote a guest blog in 2013 and wanted to share it again.  The blogger (Joy DeKok – ) was doing a series of guest articles about people the author admires.  Hope you enjoy. THE MAN I HOPE TO BECOME I was homeschooled for all but two of my school years. When I was 13, I started working with my dad laying laminate, vinyl and carpet floors … Continue reading Ron

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.


“Sorrow”   Sorrow is an ocean In the silence waves hit   I see flashes of light But not enough to stay lit   Happy strikes like lightning But thunder follows soon   Clouds hide the light I cannot see the moon   The tide is high And it sweeps me under   I look up and see Lightning before the thunder   I am … Continue reading Sorrow

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

Selfish Prayer

Selfish Prayer I’d really like to be happy I can’t remember how that feels It was a lasting feeling My loneliness steals I admit it, I’m alone all the time It’s partly why it won’t change I’m more afraid of the wrong thing It’s all I know, is that strange? I wish I could do something I just feel so alone lately It takes all … Continue reading Selfish Prayer