This is a story about rebirth, starting over, a new beginning, and that time old question. “What would you give to start over”?
Bob Amato was a successful businessman, respected within his community, with a loving wife and two grown children. He has everything to live for, until his life slowly begins to change. Approaching mid-life, he begins to take stock of himself. He realizes that he’s not a young man any longer. Still life has been good to him; he’s living the “American Dream”. However, as in all dreams, nightmares may not be far behind. Slowly his business begins to falter. He... Read More
I've never been a great one for climbing trees! I can look back over my life from the 6th decade downwards, and can't remember much in the way of tree-climbing, especially recently! The higher the climb, the harder the thud when your foot slips or your hand fails to fully grasp a branch. I never did trust myself that much.
On the other hand, for a confident and successful climb, I also would have had to have confidence in the tree! To trust that a branch was strong enough to hold my weight was not something I was confident about at any given time. And now I would not even give it... Read More
Why is it that love is so evasive? It hides behind impossibilities. Dancing around dashed hopes and crushed dreams, it laughs, seemingly immune. Attempts to force its hand are met with indifference. It scoffs at the futility of such manipulations. It can appear dead, then, resurrect itself in spite of all resistance and logic. Contrary to reason, it brings to madness the mind of the genius. Delighting in the bafflement of its adversaries, it raises strong arms to show defiance of prediction. Having disarmed reason and logic it takes the journey into sweet insanity, a wandering exploration... Read More
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. -- Isaiah 40:30-31
The man slept. Finally. His body had pleaded; his mind had relented; his spirit was depleted and his heart had retreated, so he slept. It was restless, not restful, and the dreams were not sweet, but instead added to the eventual misery of awakening, leaving him already tired upon rising. The... Read More
“One major human trait is the focus on negativity. It is interesting how that negativity – whether it be emotional, physical, mental or energetic – draws us unto itself, into the energy or circle that I call karma and into the karma of that moment. How difficult it is to find a space free from that so that we can transcend and move beyond to a space where rather than contracting into this space, which sucks the energy of our creativity and of our sense of well being, we open to a space where the opposite happens. A space where we can expand and laugh in joy, in happiness or in expansion that... Read More
Not being a scholar of psychology, or knowing much about human behavior, or even really a writer for that matter, all I can go by is what I observe in this oh-so-crazy-world of ours. Actually, I'm just your average thirty-something year old that just tries to live his life, just like you do. But often times I do wonder what makes us tick.We all experience things in our lifetimes, both good, and bad. For me, the story is kind of long, but to make that long story short, I lost everything. My home, my wife, my kids, everything. It all started going downhill I would say around the spring time.... Read More
Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is? While I imagine almost everyone has asked his or herself that same question, I have yet to meet anyone who openly wanted to discuss the question over coffee and chocolate chip cookies. I like chocolate chip cookies. The Oxford Dictionary defines purpose as, “the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.” Nietzsche said of purpose, "To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity." The basic premise of Nietzsche argument is not only that we all have a purpose in life but that ignoring one's purpose... Read More
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Barbara Mac, you is one very intelligent cookie. Just got your comment my friend. I have been stirring a few people lately, atheists/learned people included...people get upset even when you apologize. Okay girl. "Stupid human 'real hunter' variety, shot...
Could you please explain this to me, cause I just am not getting it? Hmmmm...Nice to see a post though, what ever happened to Rot In Hell? :)
Thank you carlwise, happy you enjoyed my article. :)