Illusions

“I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” ― Maya Angelou Today’s blog is dedicated to my daughter on her 20th birthday. It is when you leave your teenage years that you start to really think about being an adult and doing adult thing...

Are you a Turkey? 

I never thought that a turkey farm would have such a profound effect on my life. We moved to Seekonk, MA almost ten years ago and happen to have a turkey farm right around the corner from our home. We pass it several times a day. I recall a conversation with our neighbors about the farm when we first moved to the neighborhood. Their youngest daughter ex...

Rose Pedals

Today I want to discuss ‘Mindset’. I’ll start by sharing a quick story that will clearly indicate which mindset I operate under. I have a man town in my home. It’s all mine and no one really goes down there but me. I have an old red leather couch that is very comfortable. It’s definitely worn in. One day my daughter came do...

Allowing Atlas

I had a thought the other day. When I was a child, growing up in Warwick, RI, there was a statue of Atlas holding up the world. The statue was in the local mall parking lot and was there for as long as I can remember during my childhood. It was bigger than life and I was always attracted to it and emotionally moved by it. One day, years ago, it disappea...

Forget About the Planet...

My daughter and I sometimes sit in wonder at why some people don’t seem to care about the planet. How could they not be concerned? What are we missing? If the planet goes, so do we!!! How is that not concerning?!?! Then one day something occurred to me. As I travel the country I come across many people. I see them making choices that could be class...