When life throws you a curveball it’s only natural to stop and take stock, to evaluate your choices and make sure you’re living your best life. I’ve recently had such a curveball and I’ve been making such an evaluation. Historically, my life choices have been made with financial security in mind. I knew from a… Continue reading Curveballs and Dreams
The unfortunate truth of adulthood is that growth and change are usually the result of negative stimuli and the things holding us back typically come from within. Pair these together and they make a long road with a steep learning curve. Now I can’t say this is true for all people, but it's true for me and… Continue reading I’m Loathe to Admit When I’m wrong
When I was about thirteen, my mother and I were traveling across the country on a Greyhound bus. It was a long and arduous journey, but it was an affordable means of travel and it gave us some quality time together, which I loved. Most travelers know that the key to a successful journey is… Continue reading The Kindness of Strangers
Looking back, I cannot say that love has changed much throughout the years. Certainly, the acceptance of open discussion has increased but the topics themselves remain the same. I’m sure that for many, who have not been paying attention to the world around them, the various ways of loving and living seem new and outrageous… Continue reading Self-love and a Basket of Puppies
June 9th, 2001- Just west of the Kansas boarder; It was on those desertous plains that I first gained an understanding of what it meant to work in service of others, what it meant be in healthcare, and what it meant to live in Tornado Alley. And it was then, on that seemingly innocuous day,… Continue reading Tornado Alley
After having made a few posts, I figured I should probably take a minute to introduce myself. Hi, I’m Fred. The idea behind this little adventure is actually quite simple. I’ve recently completed the first draft of a manuscript and realized just how long it'll take to whip into shape. A long time, like... forever!… Continue reading Hello
Lies are so abundant that I would almost call them acceptable. People tell white lies, lies of kindness, or omissions of truth. They’re not all bad; some could be out of self-preservation and others out of kindness but no matter how you look at it, they’re everywhere. Not long ago, I was asked if I… Continue reading I lie for your benefit.
Stress and exhaustion play a significant role in how we perceive the world. As an example, I remember back in college, the day the Gov. of Washington State announced that she was pushing a bill through congress in support of equal marriage rights, I was ELATED. After 10 years together, my partner and I could… Continue reading Perception