Career Path – source of misery #1

I have spent over 20 years as a project manager. I’ve worked at 3 different companies and done finance, marketing, IT and hardware installation projects. I have hated every minute of it. I kept taking the positions because they offered better pay. I never really thought about doing what I enjoyed. Younger, single, less accountable me didn’t care…I had money to burn. Older, married, stressed out due to massive responsibility me wishes I had put some more thought into this. I’m now at a point where I want to get off this career path but can’t do so without taking...Read more

I have a dog problem

As of this writing – 11/3/17 at 7:49PM There are 5 dogs in my house and only 4 people. We are outnumbered if they ever decided to rise up against their human oppressors. From oldest to youngest there’s: Sam – a Wheaton terrier that I got from a pet store. Sam was a rebound dog. Prior to Sam I had a black lab/wolfhound mix that I got from the ASPCA. She was my shadow for 11 years before passing away. That was a Tuesday – I had Sam on Thursday. I love him – as I do all my dogs,...Read more

Ghost Story

Already failing at my daily writing because life is keeping me busy. This one pulled from the Archive – originally from May 13, 2002 —– The room where I sleep is just above my basement. Separating the two rooms is a louvered door and a small flight of steps. Half of the basement is finished off now, but the other half is still storage and partially taken up by a workbench that my brother used to use frequently. He would spend most of his time down there working on whatever and listening to the radio. Those of you that have...Read more

Survival

Watching survival shows over the years what has always struck me is that once basic needs are met – the thing that affects people the most is the loneliness. The absence of loved ones and lack of human interaction drives many of these otherwise mentally strong people to tears over the course of their trial.Beyond our basic needs of food, water and shelter we need nothing to survive. Everything after that only contributes to our overall quality of life. Yet nothing contributes more to our quality of life than the people we share it with. Good friends and happy families...Read more