The Idolization of Struggle

You can do it… But it will be hard. You can achieve it… But it will be difficult. And so that’s what we crave. The deep, hurtful, strenuous struggle that must come before success. Because if our story doesn’t make you cry or gasp or angry at some form of injustice, it cannot be praised. If … [Read more…]

I hope this Week will go by…

I heard you say Monday you hoped the week would go by fast. And I heard you say the other day you wished you’d see where time has gone. I know tomorrow you’ll ask how we can make time last. Yet next Monday, again, you’ll hope for a fast-track to the weekend. And on and … [Read more…]

When Travel Blurs into Life

Ah the satisfaction of emptying our suitcases for more than a couple days! I look around and already feel at home. Here, it’s worth carefully choosing a purpose for each drawer… worth taking out all of our books and organizing them on the shelf… worth finding somewhat of a permanent spot for our toothbrushes. Time … [Read more…]

The Cost of Creating a Bond

The father gently lit his daughter’s cigarette, consciously or unconsciously ignoring the negative impact of his action. Embracing his role as the bad influence, only for a moment. For this precious moment when it feels like there is a real bond, almost like a friendship, with his child. Now she may be able to make … [Read more…]

Writing my Own Way

First things first… this is, I guess, somewhat of a public announcement: I have started writing my first book. Now. In the process of getting started, I’ve read a few tips, received some advice and even watched some “training” on how to be successful or efficient or simply on how to do it. Turns out … [Read more…]