Momma Told Me

My Momma Told Me…Pay Attention to Where You Get Your Advice  Facebook is full of information, opinions, advice, and pictures of cats. It can be a humungous time suck, giving you that yucky feeling of having spent hours looking at stuff which ultimately lowers your quality as a human being. But I digress. Every now and again on social media, I come upon a gem of an idea, concept, thought or feeling that totally washes away the horrifying afterglow of seeing your 3rd grade English teacher in her bikini…50 years after she taught you. I read one of these “keepers”…

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

One of the blessings, or curses, of publishing your own thoughts in a public forum is the ability to go back and reread these scattered tidbits months or years, or even decades, later. You can almost follow the trail of thoughts, like breadcrumbs back through your evolution of thinking. I recently had the opportunity to do this, and ran smack dab into a 180 degree turnaround in my way of thinking. Ruh roh. As a printer who also likes to write, I publish pieces in some industry-related periodicals from time to time. One such piece, written 2.5 short years ago…

Come and Go Blues

Have you ever thought about the people who populate your life? I’m talking about ALL the people, those you’ve known from your earliest memories, to your most recently-created friendships. I was thinking the other day how some people we get to “keep” throughout our lives, and others we only get to “borrow.” While family members are some of those whose relationships will often last a lifetime, I’m thinking more about friends and acquaintances. Are you lucky enough to still be close with your first childhood friends? Have you created bonds with others as you have matured? How long do those…