Category: Challenges

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Another Day

I was proven right and I was proven wrong. My kids were so sweet to each other on Christmas Day. That alone gave me a sense of peace like no other. My family of origin took time to gather and that was a joy. I visited with or spoke to a few friends that have made my life merry and bright this year. I am grateful for loving people. Then as I drove my son home he shared with me the difficult emotions he had experienced in the middle of The Christmas. I spoke to another friend who spent the...

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The Christmas

Christmas. I have been getting shit about my views of Christmas since I left a quote for the high school year book. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. I think I said something about the commercialization of it all. Someone corrected me and gave me the Charlie Brown speech, where Linus was reading the birth of Christ story from Matthew. So, let me start there. I’m no historian but it isn’t just the Seventh Day Adventists who don’t believe Jesus was born in December. Most Christians agree that he was born in the fall. Some say...

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Tomorrow

My friend said, “I don’t want tomorrow to come too fast.”  That word always triggers my memory of the Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow speech from Macbeth. Of course, it popped into my head and came right out of my mouth. “Hey remember that…” but I soon regretted bringing it up. In the scene, MacBeth has gotten news of his wife’s death and is about to go down himself. Act 5 Scene 5 “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day-to-day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty...