Monthly Archives: June 2010

Hurt People Hurt People

Jun 29, 2010 | | 1 comment

Hurt people hurt people.  People hurt others because they themselves are hurt.  The people who they hurt, hurt others.  It is an endless cycle… unless it is not.  What can stop the cycle? People like you and I point fingers at one another saying, “You hurt me!”  The truth is, I did hurt you, whether […more]


Jun 28, 2010 | | Say something

When I tell people that I am writing a book, they ask what kind of a book or what it is about.  I don’t have a good answer to that question.  This may sound silly, but right now, I want to write a book so that I can experience what it is like to write […more]

A Plum Ending

Jun 24, 2010 | | 4 comments

I’ve got one more thing to say about Plums, then I’ll be quiet (unless I think of something else).  I admit that I went a little overboard with the thanks, but I couldn’t help myself.  You see, I was really worried where Danae would wait for me for five hours while I drove from Charlotte.  […more]

Stirred Part 3 – If Only

Jun 22, 2010 | | Say something

If only… When I was a young man, I had all the answers.  In fact, I still have most of the answers, but they changed.  Now I am not so sure of these new answers.  One of the reasons for this lack of surety is because of those very changes.  Why should I think that […more]

Fathers Day

Jun 21, 2010 | | Say something

Fathers Day today was terrific.  I am thankful to have such a wonderful family!  I feel blessed. P. S.  The memberships at Plums are growing.  Their wall is covered with messages of thanks for taking care of our Danae!  I am so thankful for friends partnering with me to bless someone they never met.  If […more]

A Plum Day

Jun 20, 2010 | | 5 comments

The kindness of a stranger can make the difference between a totally rotten day and a tolerable one with pleasant overtones… A “Plum” Day. This morning after mowing the lawn, I was fixing or breaking my edger (depending on whether you consider my intentions or the results) when my phone rang.  Danae was driving to […more]


Jun 19, 2010 | | 2 comments

Attended a memorial service tonight for the wife of a friend.  Life is too short.

Improv Wisdom

Jun 18, 2010 | | 8 comments

I picked up, Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Madson in one of the many bookstores in Berkeley last month when we were visiting Erin and Justin.  The title stirred me and a cursory browse of the book showed promise.  I wasn’t mistaken. Each day I understand better that our value is […more]

Stirred Part 2

Jun 17, 2010 | | Say something

Watching my granddaughter, Molly, grow is so incredibly rewarding.  She is constantly learning new things.  Every day she wakes up so full of life.  It’s as if she’s wondering, “What cool things am I going to learn today?” I used to believe that kids learn new things until they become adults.  Then you are are […more]

A Molly Haiku

Jun 16, 2010 | | Say something

Molly in Charlotte New words, laughter and smiles Grandparents smiling