The Blame Game

I have tried to understand people amidst all of our society’s conflict. Anytime something happens that is out of the ordinary it becomes a conflict. We immediately take sides in the circumstances of the event. Has everyone forgot “The Golden Rule?” It is hard to comprehend what actually is inside a persons thinking when they totallyContinue reading “The Blame Game”

Actually, I can…

There are many things that happen in life that seem insurmountable. Sometimes all bad luck converges at one time and it feels like there is no way out. Things happen that change the trajectory of your dreams by altering the course. There are definitely events that are out of our control. No matter how much weContinue reading “Actually, I can…”

Memories of the Salerno Cookie

The other day when I was at the grocery store there was  box of cookies starring me in the face. Usually not interested in the store box cookie, this blue box had a magnetic draw to the cart. It was impossible to determine the cause, so it was simply checked out with the rest ofContinue reading “Memories of the Salerno Cookie”

I don’t feel my hair.

“Hey monkey how are you tonight?”, Lucas say’s to his daughter London on the phone.  “I am fine Dad leave me alone, you are always on my back, I am fine”, London stated defensively. London hung up the phone as Lucas sat at his kitchen table in Vermont. He worries about London all the time.Continue reading “I don’t feel my hair.”

Forgiveness

Judge not lest you be judged, Matthew 7:1. No matter how you might interpret these words, the concept is simple.  I have learned that there is always to two-sides to every story. The more I have experienced and managed conflicts in my life and work, the more I have learned to fully understand each sideContinue reading “Forgiveness”

Flatlined

What would happen if you were told that in the next minute your heart would stop beating? What would you think? How would you feel? What would you tell people about yourself that no one would know? Ask yourself these questions and for a minute. What would I do if someone told me my lifeContinue reading “Flatlined”

Ap-pre-ci-ate

Nathaniel felt like a failure. Everything in his life had fallen apart since he flunked out of college. The stress was too much to handle. The end of his relationship with his girlfriend, spiraling grades and students loans stacking as high as the bank building downtown. It started one morning when he woke up aloneContinue reading “Ap-pre-ci-ate”

Silent tears

Our life plan is puzzling.  It is hard to understand why certain things happen the way they do in our lives. We can give up so much, open up our heart and soul. United, we may nurture something with great commitment and give of ourselves in the most genuine, unconditional organic way possible and itContinue reading “Silent tears”

When one door closes…

A very extraordinary person in my life has been struggling for over a year. She is an amazing, smart, talented, funny and loving person. Sometimes life can really deal a shit hand that turns your world upside down. Basically the poker hand she just got dealt was 7/2 off-suit. When that happens it is reallyContinue reading “When one door closes…”

Lay me down…Part 2 mini series.

The day was long Ty was exhausted from climbing up the ladder with 100 pound bundles of shingles in the hot summer sun. Roofing paid cash, hardly enough to make his rent in Anacostia in Southeastern D.C. Anacostia is a poor community basically an African-American neighborhood with a growing Hispanic population. It has one Denny’sContinue reading “Lay me down…Part 2 mini series.”