We Meet Again, Dear Friend.

Today, Alpha meets Omega. Not for the first time. They are old friends. On one calendar, tonight will be their 2,012th reunion. Yet, in reality, they have met infinitely. For where does one end and the other begin? How does it all start? Does it end? So, tonight as you round the corner, To say…

Teaching

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” — Yogi Bhajan Those who CAN, teach. The person who coined the saying of the opposite knows nothing of teaching. Thank you to all the teachers in the world,…

Christmas Tree

christmas tree, originally uploaded by j a gilgan. May the Light of Christmas shine in your hearts and souls on this Christmas Day, and Every Day of the year! (Photo made by “painting with light,” using a flashlight and colored cellophane to paint in a dark room. Created 2006)

Friday!

Day three under way. I suppose I should make a goal, a purpose to this to give it direction. Yet, that’s not how I’ve run my life. Perhaps I should. Random ramblings are…well, just that, random ramblings. I do have a private goal, which ironically once accomplished will be a very public goal. But I’m…

Second Step, Sincerely.

Just because I adore alliteration. Finding myself quietly reflective, sitting in a faux Paris – a delightful Parisian style bakery/cafe in the middle of charming Hyde Park (Tampa). So cosmopolitan of me! as Bing croons, “…if only in my dreams…” (I’ll Be Home for Christmas). Seems rather appropriate. And I do adore serendipity. It all…

James “Rhio” O’Connor Scholarship Essay

The will to live is strong, especially when death introduces himself.  Men and women who overcome life-threatening circumstances become heroes, their stories glorified in documentaries, news stories, and biographies.  They offer inspiration and hope.  Inspiration to improve one’s self. Hope to defy the odds, especially against disease. Cancer strikes fear in the masses, yet stories…