Southwest Mansion

Mansion near the mountain top I wonder what goes on Inside those brick walls of yours Vast amounts of space you give Is there someone who makes use Of every exquisite square inch Or are there empty rooms That just collect dust and darkness Does someone take time From their busy day To walk outside on your balcony Breathing in the fresher air Soaking in the desert landscape Tall cacti, red rocks, green brush On days when the weather Brings carpets of dust Roaring thunder, … [Read more...]


The clouds want nothing more Than to shower the earth below With the heavy rains it holds within Sometimes, they suppress that urge Waiting for the earth to show need Letting its plants wilt, rivers dry, Foundation parch and crack When the earth has displayed That its thirst has become unbearable It is then the clouds will pour again Filling the lands below with all it needs … [Read more...]

The Life of an Emotional Sponge

Empathy is a beautiful thing. I have always embraced the fact that I am able somewhat understand another person must be feeling in situations that I may not have experience with myself. And even if I do have experience with something similar, I am able to realize that I cannot fully understand what they are going through, as everyone's emotions and reactions to situations are unique. But with empathy, I am able to at least be able to put myself in their place enough to help them get to the … [Read more...]

Getting Back On Track

When life throws challenges our way, it's easy to get off track in terms of our goals. Just like a true champion will persevere and go on to win a game despite a setback, a successful person will get back on top of things once the obstacles have passed. So what is probably the number one thing needed to get back in order to jump start working toward your goals again? Motivation. How do you generate that motivation? Simple. What you have to do is put the recent challenges/setbacks that have … [Read more...]

A Double Rainbow

Rainbows are meaningful. When I see them, I feel like it is the universe letting me know that no matter what is going on, everything will turn out ok. They are the symbol of hope to me, which seemed appropriate for today. This was a double rainbow formation I saw outside of my work, shortly after a monsoon storm rolled out of the area. … [Read more...]

Remembering September 11th

It is interesting how sometimes I cannot remember what I was doing just an hour ago, but I can remember the morning of September 11, 2001 like I had a log of it somewhere in my head. For weeks, I had abandoned listening to the radio, opting for some mix cd's instead. But that morning, something told me to eject the CD and listen to the radio. The dj was describing what had happened in New York. Both buildings had been hit. I thought they were reading an excerpt from a novel or describing a … [Read more...]

Words That Make You Feel Happy

In the movie Anger Management, Dr. Buddy gets his patients to say a particular word whenever they find themselves on the verge of an outburst of anger: Goosfraba, which according to the Urban Dictionary is a word Eskimos either use to calm their children down with, or use when having sex. I have found that there are certain words that just make me smile when I say them. Words such as Puffalump, which I use to describe the seed head of dandelions, but it was also a toy back in the 80's or 90's. … [Read more...]