What if it didn’t take a tragedy for us to stop… breathe… and bring ourselves back to what is truly important?

I believe that like many others around the world, my heart ached and I felt gutted as I watched the coverage of the Cathedral of Notre Dame on fire.  While it was a totally different tragedy, caused by human error (at least that’s how it appears at this moment), rather than the horrific intentional acts of terrorists.  I cannot remember that sort of gut punch feeling since the World Trade Centers came down. As I said, they are not comparable in most ways.  Approximately 3000 lives were lost on 9/11.  Thankfully no lives were lost in the fire. All that … Continue reading What if it didn’t take a tragedy for us to stop… breathe… and bring ourselves back to what is truly important?

Down memory lane… and the kindness shown by others…as we’ve said goodbye, over and over

When you live, as Beth and I do, with 7 dogs (down from a high of 9), and a barn full of horses, miniature horses, donkeys, goats and llamas (many of them belong to us, some are boarders), you know it’s possible that the circle of life can show up at any time, with little or no notice or warning. Continue reading Down memory lane… and the kindness shown by others…as we’ve said goodbye, over and over

Lessons, Tuition, Knowing, Trusting

Some other changes left one degree or another in disappointment, but no lasting wounds or scars. Perhaps I’ll be a bit more discerning when drawing an inner circle, I will definitely be quicker to trust, when I sense a red flag being waved, and if/when situations call for an intervention, confrontation, or just pulling the plug, I will be quicker to act. Continue reading Lessons, Tuition, Knowing, Trusting