Here’s an idea to help people feel a little better about their fellow humankind and themselves. What if the gossip tabloids at checkout counters were replaced with creative and inspiring publications? Instead of promoting tittle-tattle and schadenfreude, stores could help their customers feel good about themselves and others. Better to have happy customers than nervous, insecure ones, yes? Confident and inspired customers are more likely to return for more business.
This morning I finally hung up three framed photographs of mine at home. It is the first time in many years since I have displayed any of my photographic work. It if feels satisfying to look at them. Continue reading Hanging Those Framed Photos, Finally
A local coffee shop that I frequent is giving off a vibe that it is about to go out of business. One telltale sign is that the door to the establishment has been broken for weeks now. The hydraulic hinge at the top of the door is disconnected from the door frame. Taped to the glass door is a hand written sign explaining to all who enter to please make sure to shut the door after passing through. Few people pay attention to this sign. Maybe they’d pay better attention to their surroundings if they had some coffee. Continue reading Local Café Running Out of Steam?
Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman by Krista on March 23, 2014
What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?
A train ride can be the perfect place to nap, assuming I have a seat. It is the rhythms of the ride that make me nod off. There is the physical sensation of the slow and steady rocking of the train car. Continue reading Daily Post: Mr. Sandman on a Train
Daily Prompt: Young At Heart by Krista on March 22, 2014
What are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older?
My thoughts about aging have very little to do with mitosis. Assuming that I’m not hit by a bus, smashed to bits by a subway train or devoured by a grizzly bear or grizzly disease, my body will eventually get old all by itself. Continue reading Daily Post: Young at Heart
It feels good to reconnect with a friend after a long time and the strength of the connection remains strong. The trust has not degraded. The enthusiasm for sharing stories and thoughts is still there. Those types of friendships are special and rare. They should be cherished. Continue reading People to People
Six members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) made history this past Monday by marching in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It was the first time any police officer from Northern Ireland had ever done so. Continue reading Vine: PSNI and Garda Marching Together