Wine From a Soup Cup- A Story of Addiction.

The summer I turned 15 a friend called me and asked if I would be interested in bussing with her at the Italian restaurant in town called "Silvesterie's." Bob, the owner was a Sicilian man with deeply sunken dark-rimed eyes and a Burt Remolds mustache.  He had been a sniper in the Marines and a professional... Continue Reading →

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“Random Acts Of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty”

Growing up my parents only had one bumper sticker. It said: "Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty." There are many things in our childhoods that we habituate to, never really noticing what a great an effect they have on our lives. In my youth, I took its meaning for granted. I was brought up in... Continue Reading →

A Honey of a different type (Warning: contains some graphic material)

Honey, Honey Bee, Bear, Bearington, Hon. She answers to to all of them. Our dog Honey, came to us in the month after the boy's unexpected move cross country.  I guess technically this makes her my step-dog.  I came to be her owner when she was about 7 years old- high strung, anxious, distrusting and willful.... Continue Reading →

Let there bee light! (I’m sorry. I could’t hold it in.)

I love candle light!  In fact, I quite prefer it. Growing up in a place where the power went out frequently for extended periods of time I got used to the flickering lumiation that fire light provides. My mom taught us how to make candles when we were young.  Sand candles, molded candles, dipped candles, multicolor... Continue Reading →

“If you always tell the truth you never have to remember what you said.”

The truth is a simple thing. It cannot be injured by questioning. Infinite abuse is done when blindly we accept a lie in the place of truth. The reaction to query exposes the nature of intent. When questions are met with justification, not explanation- we should look no further. The answer is clear. The truth needs no justification. Because the truth is a... Continue Reading →

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