“Sticks, Stones, Rubber and Glue”

“I’m rubber and you’re glue, anything you say bounces off of me and sticks to you” “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” Many of us remember these old rhymes from our childhood day. Heck, maybe you said them…right before the bully called you a dork or a loser… Continue reading “Sticks, Stones, Rubber and Glue”

Diversity in America

“Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi “The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.” ~Unknown “The reason ‘X’ happened is because of white privilege.” “‘Y’ happened to JQ Citizen because they’re a ____(fill in the blank with some negative “ist” word)”. “All white people should be deported.” “Display ‘X’… Continue reading Diversity in America

Hope

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” ~Anne Lamott. Some time ago while I was working on rebuilding myself, I was given a list of vocabulary words related to rebuilding myself. I knew the meanings of these… Continue reading Hope

My Trip to Herkimer, NY

Written July 31, 2017 “A muddied diamond is better than an unsullied pebble.” ~Matshona Dhliwayo We’ve all heard the idiom about “a diamond in the rough”, right? How about a diamond in the mud. Actually the ones I was after are more of a crystal but they look like diamonds. More on my dirty story… Continue reading My Trip to Herkimer, NY

“I Believe…”

Written August 1, 2015(edited 2017) “I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences.” ~John Denver…How true. Thank you for the gifts you have brought me…Much love… ~Doug I stumbled on… Continue reading “I Believe…”

Am I An Addict?

NOTE: An addict isn’t someone who uses drugs. An addict can be someone who uses anything in excess, particularly drugs and/or alcohol. An addict can also be someone who gambles, shops, has sex, drinks pop/coffee, smokes cigarettes etc. Today I focus on those of us who use drugs. By the way, alcohol is a drug… Continue reading Am I An Addict?

Expectations

“Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end” ~ Daisaku Ikeda There’s one thing I’ve learned in life it’s that people don’t act and situations don’t happen the way I want or expect them to. Every time I… Continue reading Expectations