I hated him with a passion so

I hated him with a passion so deep, sometimes it felt like love.this reminds me of the one from my man Nathaniel Hawthorne… “It is a curious subject of observation and inquiry, whether hatred and love be not the same thing at the bottom….”

It was the tiniest thing i ever

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.  (1987 journal entry, about a sick baby bird I nursed back to health as a young teenager)

A notepad by the bedside accounts for

A notepad by the bedside accounts for half the earnings of my livelihood. If it weren’t for bedtime, half my novels would still be stuck at dock.

Decorate yourself from the inside out

Decorate yourself from the inside out.This always reminds me of the line from Veronica Shoffstall’s poem “…so you plant your own garden and nourish your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”

Im not a doctor and i dont

I’m not a doctor and I don’t know the technical terminology, but I do know that sunshine activates our happiness glands.

I like the snot to run a

I like the snot to run a little, the tears to accumulate a bit before reaching for the handkerchief. Then I know I’m really crying. Crying just isn’t crying unless it’s messy.

When i tear myself away from my

When I tear myself away from my computer I find nothing but beauty, love, relaxation. So why do I have so hard a time tearing myself away?

Weather is a great metaphor for life

Weather is a great metaphor for life ? sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.

I love the sweet smell of dawn

I love the sweet smell of dawn ?
our unique daily opportunity to smell time,
to smell opportunity
each morning being, a new beginning.

Some stand on tiptoe trying to reach

Some stand on tiptoe trying to reach God to talk to him ? you try too hard, friend ? drop to your knees and listen, he’ll hear you better that way.

Though the circular round and round of routine be

Though the circular round-and-round of routine be the bulk of life’s affairs, make an occasional jutting diversion ? of fun, love, or something that will outlast you ? so the shape and motion of your life shall resemble the round lifegiving sun with bright rays shining forth from all directions.