Tag Archives: personal

Feeling Bad for Feeling Bad

My fingers hurt. Nothing new there. But something strange has happened. I had intended to write a different article this week about how this website sometimes feels like my journal, but I found that it would work better if I … Continue reading

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Unfinished Work

Have you ever almost completed a project, but then left it for weeks and not gone back to it to finish the job? I ask because I find myself in that position right now. I recently went through my old … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Miracle of My Hands

I have wonderful news to share! More than a year and a half ago, I took my future into my own hands when I stopped seeking professional medical help for my arthritis. I’m awfully young to have such bad hands, … Continue reading

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A Significant Change in My Personal Life

Normally I don’t talk about my day job. It’s ironic that the work I do publicly tends to be something I try to keep private. I’ve worked at the same company for a little more than 12 years. That stability … Continue reading

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Is My Good Opinion, Once Lost, Lost Forever?

Something has been on my mind this week concerning food. Perhaps it’s a luxury to even have this problem, but I still wonder if it’s either a virtue or a vice. And I think, even though it’s about food, it … Continue reading

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Do We Have to Lose Things to Truly Appreciate Them?

Until recently, I had only ever known a world of smells and tastes. Flavors. Spices. Sweets. Sours. Richness. Bitterness. The whole spectrum. But a few weeks ago, all that went away. On January 11, 2022, my sense of smell and … Continue reading

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8 Things I Love to Do, But Never Do

Is there anything that you absolutely love doing, but (for one reason or another) you never do it? Maybe it’s too expensive or impractical. Maybe it’s difficult or requires too much effort. Whatever the case may be, it can feel … Continue reading

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I Promised God I Would Write This

In the early morning of Friday, November 26, 2021, I was doing my daily workout. I wasn’t even halfway through when I felt an unmistakable feeling, almost like a voice whispering to me to pay attention. I stopped what I … Continue reading

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I’ve Reached a Critical Turning Point in My Life

A few months ago, I wrote about my inability to deal with stressful and frustrating situations. I ended on a hopeful note that I’d try to work on that character flaw, even though I didn’t know how to measure my … Continue reading

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If I Could Do Anything for a Day…

My team at work likes to do fun things to liven up our meetings. One of those things is to have participants answer a series of questions. At the start of October, a longtime coworker of mine was the first … Continue reading

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