The Thing About Love and Hate


Love and Hate, at least to me are the two most powerful words in the world. The emotions behind the words can do amazing things. We have seen examples of what love and hate will do to people and our world.

Love according to Huey Lewis and the News is a powerful thing that will make a man weep and make another man sing love can make a person do amazing things. Hate on the other hand can make a person do very bad things.

Many times he will do those things on behalf the things he loves. We all have a choice to love and a choice to hate. People have the capacity to love and hate at the drop of a hat. We all must decide for ourselves which we want to do. Love and hate are choices we all make daily. It takes more of us to love than it does to hate something. Hate takes no courage when you think about it. 

Showing love is the greatest thing we can do for each other and our world. Frankly we need less hate, life is too short good people.


Having a fixed point in a world of change


It’s important for each of us to have something that centers our lives. Having a fixed point to give direction is important. People can feel lost when that one thing that keeps us focused is no longer there. We have all felt a little lost from time to time when those familiar things disappear. As our communities change through growth, transitions and disasters the familiar icons we have seen all our lives no longer look the same.

For me God has been that centering point in my life. For others it can be friends.  It’s like The Doctor in Doctor Who needs his TARDIS and a companion to keep him from flying off course. Having a community of support is vital. Its important to have something, someone, someplace that doesn’t change much in your life. My wife, who loves me, keeps me on track when I need it.

The people of Oklahoma, The Jersey Shore, New Orleans and the other places are having to reshape their communities after disasters. Things like schools, businesses, hospitals, favorite places to eat are no longer there or are very damaged. For them they face long time of rebuilding and reshaping the places they call home.

Without those boundaries and familiar places we have felt a little uneasy, confused, disoriented. Everyone needs that fixed point in life to keep them from going off course. So much in life has change, and as time goes on there will be more change. Coping with that change can show us a little of who we are. I know lots of people who pine over the good old days while others are all about the new.

Friends, planet Earth is a chaotic place to live. I hope you will all find peace and that one thing that anchors you.

A Personal Response


Sometimes when a post is “liked” it doesn’t always mean that you like the fact someone is in distress or is in emotional need. It can be an acknowledgement that you have read the post and care about that person.

Feedback is the lifeblood of a creative person and when someone responds to you it means your message is being heard. Hopefully the community will offer support and love to you. A post that is written from the heart can mean a lot to people on both ends.

I wish there were more personal posts in the blogosphere, its way more interesting than seeing celebrities and that sort of thing. Text, pix, audio and video, whatever it is. Keep on blogging friends.

Write It Away


It’s good to write your fears, frustrations, failures away. Sometimes your situation can help others get through theirs. Leaving your cares on your screen, in pixels, in binary code is better than hurting others. When you journal, blog, write in your diary its a place to safely express what you are feeling. People can benefit from your experiences and it can help them avoid being hurt. Ones story is a window into their soul. Some bloggers have a great way of expressing their pain so that it cleanses their heart and mind. Keep on blogging. Enjoy the journey. 

Being The Black Sheep, It Takes Courage


Its tough being a black sheep in ones family. However if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. I go contrary to a lot of things my family are. Yes, its a choice I made but you know I am a different person who had a different experience as a child and young adult. As a geek you find many things interesting that others would scratch their heads over. People who march to the beat of a different drummer can sometimes be lonely and on the outside looking in. Trying to fit in can be a challenge. There are many times I don’t fit-in to the family dynamic or even other parts of my life. It takes courage to be a black sheep because it means being different, being an individual, being yourself no matter what.