Ron

I wrote a guest blog in 2013 and wanted to share it again.  The blogger (Joy DeKok – https://joydekok.com/ ) 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.

Color

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

Gladys

It’s inevitable.  People pass away.  You lose people the older you get.  Time spent here isn’t indefinite.  You don’t think about it until you’re older.  Time is worth more than any currency on the planet. My family lost a pillar in the storm that is this world.  She was quiet, but strong.  She was afraid of simple things, but she had faith for the big … Continue reading Gladys

Genuine

I’m not on social media because the world doesn’t need to see me.  I’m not blogging for attention.  It’s a release – and maybe someone will identify with something I say, some day.  Social media is like a contest that nobody ever wins.  It’s a place to present your unrealistic, fake self.  I’m not interested.  There is some good that can come from it, but … Continue reading Genuine

Loss

This one’s gonna hurt. I’m not going to compare.  I know my story is different from yours.  I know you know the pain of loss.  I’m just going to share some stuff I’ve learned (and some I’m still learning).  Maybe there will be a tidbit you take away that makes you think.  Maybe there will be a quote they can put on my headstone one … Continue reading Loss