Thankful Thursdays: Are you happy?

Originally appeared on February 20, 2013 Monday I had a rotten day. I was sick with a head cold, sorting through personal finances, everything I scheduled for the day turned out differently than planned, I worked really hard and felt like I got nothing accomplished. We all have days like that – where nothing seems… Read More

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What Peace Looks Like on a Thursday

The last time I opened this blog up was to post a blog entry on inequality for Blog Action Day. I wanted to write about how inequality always adds this extra layer of crud on top of other issues. I wrote several examples from the past year or so in my journal. First I wrote… Read More

No Time For That

One of my favorite skits on the Rickey Smiley morning radio show is “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”. Using Sweet Brown’s viral description of a fire that she shared with news reporters (http://youtu.be/C4gTQbTxDhw), the show allows people to call in with ridiculous things they saw throughout the day or things they don’t want to… Read More

Butts and Guts

Friday, I used my lunch break to explore downtown Charleston, West Virginia while at a convention. After a few steps, I noticed smoking was apparently the norm. Outside the back door of the hotel, there were a dozen employees talking and smoking.  Walking along the street, employees were seen forfeiting minutes from their lunch break… Read More

No Pain No Gain

“People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous… Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain.” – Jim Morrison Jim Morrison died before I was born but his words… Read More