The river lies resting beneath the ice. Whether that rest is peaceful or anxious, I cannot say. Is there resentment in the old watery heart at having been "tamed into a series of navigation pools, locked punitively between dams? Does it rest quietly, dreaming of spring and fresh snow melt, or does it wait like an ambush predator beneath its brilliant blanket of snow and ice, waiting for the inevitable fool to try to walk across it's vast width, only to disappear into its icy, ancient…Continue
At first glance, this little addendum to our discussions might seem off-topic. But, is it really, if all I am trying to convey is why you...as a grandparent, or a parent, some other relative or just a
good, caring friend of ALL children...should not overlook the times you
may play a role in a young person's Life as a teacher.
The short conversation that is the basis of this discussion is a bit irreverent...maybe even brusque. It is written from the…Continue
I've seen several of these "Life Lessons"-type things flying around the internet at various times...but this one was pointedly observant and
heart-felt, just the stuff of a good blog post that others might
I could find no mention of who originally wrote it...but, I thank them for it, whoever they are.
Two years ago today, I met my best friend right here on TBD. She rescued me from a life of mediocrity, repression, and numbness by reaching out to me on a springlike Sunday afternoon. She took off my boots, set aside my gun, and kissed me ever so gently. She was already finding her own new way, and she encouraged me to find mine. We stayed up all night chatting, discovering each other, and realizing this connection we had was big. And since that time, our epic story has grown beyond…Continue