Secrets and Skeletons

We all have more than one skeleton. There's the one that holds our body together... And then there's that other one... or two... or twenty. There's something in all of our lives that influences our actions, our outlooks, our vision... And it could be genetic, it could be something we "did" or something that "happened [...]

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Saints, Sinners, and Humble Pie

It's All Saints' Day today... Yeah, and to properly picture All Saints Day, most of us see floating muscular people with Italian feet perfectly posed. Me?  Today I look like some wretched sinner groveling in the corner of Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" painting.  Complete with bags under my eyes from 3 hours' sleep last night. I [...]

Pride Will NOT Win the Battle for Life

Well, howdy, there, my friends! Yes, yes, I know it's been a million years since I have been here and had a chance to write... some of this is due to intense involvement in my chillens' education, and to making soaps in preparation for the Christmas Season (VictoryRanchSoaps.com!)  ... 😉 shameless plug... But that doesn't [...]

Good Enough… Is That All?

Good enough. Those words make me cringe. I want to be the best, the top, the MVP, the respected expert, the living saint, the smartest at something, the cleanest (at least house-wise), the youngest looking for my age (belly laugh), the fittest, the most healthy, the best cook with well-balanced all-0rganic foods... But I may be... [...]