All Kinds of Friendship

Reblog from 2019 post with some new content (always learning) — [new content in brackets] “The best mirror is an old friend.” George Herbert Who are your true friends and why are these friendships so important? Friendships come in all shapes and sizes and it would be difficult to share my thoughts on all of them;… Continue reading All Kinds of Friendship

Filtering Yourself

Keeping your mouth shut these days is harder than shoving a passel of hogs into a tiny hog pen . . . at feeding time. I’ve been around for quite some time and I’ve never experienced anything like what we’re seeing today. Division, unrest, widespread racism, anger, pandemics, extreme climate change, and the list goes… Continue reading Filtering Yourself

What in the World?

How does one reconcile, in one’s mind, the hate and corruption one sees throughout the world? The sad answer is that it’s almost impossible to make it right and all you can do is your best.   This past week was a difficult one for me. I wonder if I should even write while I’m… Continue reading What in the World?

Co-workers Pushing Your Buttons

I hated several of my co-workers with a passion . . . no doubt they knew it.       Now that I no longer have co-workers, it’s been easier to step back and examine their impact on my life . . . then and now. Keeping in mind that my thoughts are completely one… Continue reading Co-workers Pushing Your Buttons

Observations Concerning the U.S. and What is Happening Now

Some thoughts before this American expat flies home later today:   I wasn’t going to write this blog until after I returned home to Portugal and had some time to reflect on my five weeks in the U.S. After a year away from my country, my family, my friends and the politics of my former… Continue reading Observations Concerning the U.S. and What is Happening Now

Owning Your Own Business Versus Working for Someone Else

    Having worked for several companies/universities and then owning my own small business, I have had some time to reflect on my career and the choices I made.  Although I would not call myself a career expert, I have learned some valuable lessons along the way. There are times in life when we have… Continue reading Owning Your Own Business Versus Working for Someone Else

Family

A thought I am stating up front: Admittedly, this has been one of the more difficult blogs I have written thus far (I added this paragraph when I was nearly finished writing the blog). I have wanted to write about family from the day I started the blog, but I have often hesitated and abandoned… Continue reading Family

Time

“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.” ― George Harrison… Continue reading Time

I Was Taught to Keep it All Inside

I’ve been on an honesty kick for a long time and it doesn’t always work for me.     You hear a lot about gay people “coming out” these days. There are many incredible stories; each unique and compelling. Mine is no different — act straight, marry, keep it from the boss, tell your sister… Continue reading I Was Taught to Keep it All Inside