Category Archives: Compassion

Love Thy Neighbor

I have lived in this house for seventeen, going on 18 years.  It is on a short dead end street. in a heavily wooded area.  Heavy enough that the other four neighbors on my street are totally hidden from view.  … Continue reading

Posted in Appreciation, Compassion, Friendship, Life, Love, Neighbors, Perspective, Random Thoughts, Reflection, Relationships | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Scooter

The first time I saw his picture on the web, I was in love. I little Cocker Spaniel named Scooter, about one year old, was down in Arkansas looking for a forever home. After talking it over with my wife, … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Compassion, Coping, Death, Dogs, Friendship, Life, Loss, Love, Memories, Perspective, Pets, Reflection, Relationships, strays, Tribute | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Just A Volunteer

Might you be her son, she askedEach week I see you hereOh no, she’s not my Mom I saidI’m just a volunteer Do you know how much she waitsFor the day that you arriveHow she listens for your voiceHer senses … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Friendship, Gifts, Life, Perspective, Poetry, Reflection, Relationships, Rhyme | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Hotel California

Last thing I remember, I was running for the door I had to find the passage back. To the place I was before “Relax”, said the night man, “We are programmed to receive You can check out any time you … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Compassion, Coping, Death, Faith, Friendship, Generations, Insight, Life, Loss, Love, Perspective, Reflection, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Kindness From A Window Washer

This morning, my cousin sent me an MP4 video called Kindness From A Window Washer.  I had seen it before and was moved by it.  I wanted to share it with you then, but my free WordPress blog does not … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Children, Compassion, Friendship, Handicap, Health, Kids, Laugh, Life, Love, Relationships, Self Esteem, Unity | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

In The Rear View Mirror

I, like just about everyone else, look forward to the day we are staring at this virus thing in the rear view mirror, both literally and figuratively.  These last few weeks have taken it’s toll on us physically, mentally, and … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Communication, Compassion, Coping, Friendship, Home, Insight, Journey, Life, Perspective, Reflection, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Menu For Success

I saw this on an email I received this morning and thought it worthy of sharing.  I know we are all ready to blow this joint and break out into the world we long to see again.  And we will.  … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Compassion, Coping, Family, Friendship, Home, Insight, Life, Love, Neighbors, Perspective, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Easter Is Not In Stores

I am not an outwardly religious man. I’m not demonstrable when it comes to my faith, my beliefs.  I in fact do not attend church.  Haven’t for years.  I have traded the congregation for personal worship.  So, when the churches … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Compassion, Coping, Faith, Family, Insight, Journey, Life, Love, Opinions, Perspective, Reflection, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Getting Up To Speed

Another day gone, but who’s counting.  Well, actually, I am.  And you are too.  Come on. Admit it.  You are watching the edicts and, like riding in an elevator, watching our seclusion rise to another level.  A couple of weeks … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Coping, Friendship, Home, Insight, Life, Loss, Love, Perspective, Random Thoughts, Reflection, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Grassroots

So here I am.  Hunkered down in my home, patrolling the parameter from inside.  Making sure that no one, NO ONE, even the mailman or UPS guy is able to scale the parapets.  I am secure.  I am vigilant.  And, … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Compassion, Faith, Friendship, Generations, Humor, Insight, Life, Love, Maine, Neighbors, Perspective, Reflection, Relationships, Tribute, Unity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments