Receiving: How to fix pain, forgive and forget.


Sigh.  Last week at work, a stray had several kittens and abandoned three of them.  There was no way I was going to leave them to die.  So, I strapped up with baby formula, heating pad and oral syringe.  For hours, I nursed and cuddled, checking warmth. The first night one of them passed away. …

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The load test: Don’t cheat yourself with delusions about happy endings


One night my best friend and I were watching a really great kung fu movie, Curse of the Golden Flower.  The movie ending was abrupt, anti-climactic, irresolute and inconclusive.  It left us with no sense of reconciliation, optimism, perseverance, or any of those other happy-ending feelings so typical of most movies. As the ending approached, …

YAY!


Today has been an awesome day. It was even more awesome than yesterday. Yesterday was even more awesome than the day before it. This, leads me to believe tomorrow will be even more awesome than today was. That is what makes being excited for every new moment, because the moment you're in is so great, …

God is good.


I've never been a religious person.  An English major, avid reader and prolific writer I refused to own a Bible.  This was my silent war against the frivolity of religion for years. I've come to realize the same truth that compelled my rebellion against religion is the same truth that feeds the fire of my …