Dr. Death

June 3, 2011 5 Comments

I just noticed a headline that indicated Jack Kevorkian, the infamous Dr. Death of assisted suicide notoriety, has passed into whatever lies beyond the back side of his own eyelids. I couldn’t help but ponder a few questions, because….well….his “mission” is such a question gold mine for those of us who like to rock the …

Thoughts on the Elderly

February 23, 2011 5 Comments

Younger generations don’t often recognize the stress and trauma our elders endure when their spouse crosses over. It’s compounded in unbelievable¬†ways when the one who remains behind falls one too many times and the children decide it is time to move them to an assisted care facility. Even when it makes sense, when it’s in …

I Would Have Been A Floater For Sure

November 17, 2010 6 Comments

Cowgirl has been laid up for over a week waiting on the medical establishment to get her leg bone secure enough to rejoin the rest of the world. That means she has been home from school for seven days now. Don’t get me started on how dumb it is for a high tech school to …

What If It’s Us, Not God?

November 7, 2010 2 Comments

I just came upon a religious website that is quite a ways from the theological roots of my faith heritage. It had a paragraph explaining the “Basic Beliefs” of the religion that triggered an AHA moment for me. Those AHA moments are dangerous ’round these parts. For a good while now, I’ve held the belief …

My Crazy Funeral Hangups

October 10, 2010 4 Comments

Our family is working its way through our first funeral process in nine years. It’s the first one ever for me and my husband to be directly involved in as far as decision making. And I say ME and my husband loosely. I’m not making any decisions, just an occasional comment or observation for his …

The Call

October 8, 2010 8 Comments

No matter how prepared you are, words can’t begin to describe the feeling that accompanies a middle of the night phone call with the news. It’s like a sucker punch to the gut, delivered with a gentle dose of love and relief. We’ve been waiting on that phone call for quite awhile. I guess if …

Spiritual Opposites

September 26, 2010 0 Comments

I had a conversation yesterday with a beautiful lady. Against my better judgment, I allowed the topic of my religious views to burst forth, so to speak. I couldn’t help it. She point blank asked me what I thought. The “hell” topic surfaced, and of course I totally freaked her out. It makes me sad …

10 Things

September 25, 2010 0 Comments

1. Coffee without whipped cream out of the spray can just isn’t the same at 5:30 AM on a Saturday. 2. Cats aren’t the only mammals with 9 lives. Apparently some humans have that many, too, and save them for years 80-90. 3. Roller coasters are made of many different substances. In my case the …

YouTube Video on the Concept of Hell

July 21, 2010 5 Comments

This is neither an endorsement nor a sampling of my beliefs. It’s simply me offering you something I’ve had the opportunity to view so that you, too, may ponder the possibilities. Don Rogers posted it over at his site, and I think he saw it on someone else’s blog site. Intriguing……… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaL7CkQaQpU&feature=player_embedded]

A Week of Emotional Challenges Topped Off with Some Religious Extortion

July 20, 2010 4 Comments

It’s been a busy and somewhat emotional week. My in-laws are now more-or-less settled into their new home at what I have known my entire life as the nursing home. It was always a very scary and uncomfortable place to me. Smelly, disheveled old wrinkled faces, wheel-chair-bound-droopy-headed nappers, bony hands reaching out to touch anything …