Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Watching Your Step

Missteps are just beginnings. Put enough of them together and you'll get a contiguous timeline. No one knows where the story ends. There's just another beginning.

Better to see where the path leads and change your course than to continue on a trajectory to an undesirable result. Don't expend your valuable time worrying that the missteps are wasted time. As the trail draws itself on the map, you'll see you were going somewhere all along.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Pole in a Hole

I chopped up the log with my chainsaw and threw it into the woods. Practically standing in the highway, running a chainsaw slicing through that nice, new log, abandoned and bare, lying in my yard, I felt a bit like some sort of exhibitionist mortician at work.

Loading it into the truck, driving it to a remote spot, and finally tossing the pieces into the woods felt like hiding evidence.

That log would have made some good poles. Somebody could have made use of it. Instead, I used it for fill in a low spot.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Only You, Now

Violence is only a treatment for symptoms, never a cure. Living is the goal. Always it's said, "The ends justify the means," especially if the means aren't just.

Different people will come up with as many excuses. In every story, there is a reason for violence. Other than the truth, the person who threatens the lie is at the greatest risk. Ignorance is never excusable.

Looking at every angle, you'll find a path to a resolution. Never let them convince you otherwise. Giving up is not an option.

Yard Log

Came home to this log in the front yard, Friday evening. There were probably a few exciting moments for those on the highway when this came off the log truck. Glad I wasn't trying to pull in the driveway when it rolled up.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Drink Full

Don't you hate when you run out of drink before you run out of food? You have to try to find something else to drink, or dryly force the food down. Then, there are other times when there's plenty to drink on the table, and you barely drink a sip until you've finished your food.

This is making me thirsty.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

To Keep From...

Laughter is the best medicine, they say. I think it's the only thing that keeps the final catastrophe at bay. Don't you think it helps to laugh when faced with the absurdly hopeless? All I can ever do in that situation is laugh.

Take the day off to be home when someone requires you to sign for a delivery they're bringing. Then, they cancel. Twice. What can you do but laugh?

Someone writes down the wrong part number, sends you on a wild goose chase, spending money and time to find it. It arrives and doesn't work. Turns out you had the part they needed the whole time. What can you do but laugh?

I guess you could get angry. You could get all emotional and flip out. What good does that do you?

Laughter is proven to release chemicals that put you in a better mood. Instead of crying, I laugh myself into a frenzy. It probably frightens small animals and children, but I laugh. OH, I laugh real good.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Even if you love your job, it's hard to not be in a good mood when you know you don't have to go back the next day. No matter your mood, there's still a level of comfort you can take in knowing the alarm clock means nothing in the morning. Even if there is nothing but work at the house to do the next day, it's still always better. Always.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Fevered Heat

When you've got a fever, it feels like 30° when it's really 100°. Then, suddenly, it feels like 1000°. By then, it's too late to cool down without taking drastic measures. That can be good.

If you'd taken something to break the fever earlier, you mightn't have been able to kill whatever is infecting you. You have to have that heat. If you'd done it earlier, you might've made it worse.

When it passes, everything seems more real again. The fevered delusions had your vision a little blurred. Everything is new, again.