It Goes On

I sit here at my personal computer desk gazing out the lofty windows at the setting sun nestled between two highway overpasses and the six story high cement and wood half-finished future apartment building that has now replaced my view of a gravel parking lot and before that a tent city. I sit here and …

Moving Targets

Do you ever feel like you can never catch up? Do you ever feel like just as you get to know and deeply understand a thing, that it suddenly becomes last month’s, last quarter’s status quo, and there is another group already privy to the next generation and progressing forward? Its most obvious in professional …

And So We Persist

Its been a rough several weeks. As described in a previous post, my last grandparent passed away only a couple weeks ago. Both before and since that unfortunate date, I’ve had to deal with a variety of other concerns and stresses, creating what has proven to be a testing start to the Summer. I went …

Granny Faye in LA

Alice Faye, my mother’s mother and my last grandparent, died today. She had been unwell for a time now, and the end was not unexpected. She lived and died in the deep bayou country Louisiana, southwest of New Orleans. She had four children – one daughter (my mother) and then three younger sons. These children …

The Comfort Zone

We all know that feeling. The feeling when you’re walking down a new street in a new city for the first time. The feeling of standing up in front of a group of classmates, colleagues, or strangers and having hundreds of eyes staring quizzically, expectantly at you and your two eyes. The feeling of staring …