Category Archives: Healing

Toxic Anger

I wonder what goes through a snake’s mind. I’ve seen blacksnakes and garter snakes. I’ve chased water snakes at a lake. I’ve seen many different kinds of snakes in my lifetime, but had never seen a poisonous snake (in the wilds) … Continue reading

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Held in the Hands of God

Art fascinates me. I haven’t been blessed with much artistic ability. I recall struggling in art class even as a child. Artists have a gift. Artists have a way of looking at the world and of presenting their perspectives to … Continue reading

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Punishing Penn State

(Picture taken by Wayne Gillespie at Historic Hannastown in Pennsylvania) The news has been filled with scandal. Many people hadn’t even heard of Jerry Sandusky a few months ago. Joe Paterno was admired for his accomplishments; and, when anyone mentioned … Continue reading

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Your Inner Beauty

The world is such a beautiful place! I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors this summer and I’ve been taking a lot of pictures. I’ve noticed that, when I have my camera, I see things I would otherwise miss: … Continue reading

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Your “right” to have a better past….

  “There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot-at without result.” These words of Winston Churchill came alive last week. I was on vacation, and my fiancée and I decided to visit Gettysburg. We had, originally, planned to tour … Continue reading

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Fossils of the Mind

I remembered that I have a really good memory this week. I remember things that happened many years ago and things my sisters have long forgotten. I remember riding rollercoasters at Six Flags Over Texas; and climbing pyramids at Teotihuacan, … Continue reading

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Letting Others In

I’ve recently been thinking about boundaries and fences and walls. I’ve thought about healthy boundaries that I’ve created to shape my relationships and to protect me from the bad behavior of others. I’ve thought about relationships that were changed by … Continue reading

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Looking for Your Response

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Living Behind Walls

I’ll never claim to be a photographer, but I’ve always liked to take pictures. My life as a pseudo-photographer began when my parents gave me a Kodak “Instamatic” camera (without film) and encouraged me to take thousands of pictures of … Continue reading

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Three Pigs and a Wolf

Once upon a time, there were three little pigs. Their mother, like most mothers, wanted her kids to be happy. She taught them what she thought they needed to know. She invested time and energy in raising them. She taught … Continue reading

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