Wednesday, September 28, 2016

It's Almost October and Time Isn't All That Is Fading Away (9/29/16, part 18)

September 30th. I just caught sight of today's date and flinched; another of my favorite months is gone.




Fall is for me, sort of a time of rebirth. It's about changing, which I am generally hesitant to do, and yet the cool air and winds and falling leaves seem somehow to encourage a new beginning. There's a crisp and subtle excitement in the air it seems, which appears to lift my mind and brings new energy to my soul.

Alcohol, Dementia, or Both? (9/28/16, part 17)

Bottle on the left...half consumed since 9/20. Bottle on the right just a little bit since 9/20. More than half of the middle bottle is gone since it's purchase on Saturday 9/24.



Since I posted that photo last night I've been thinking. Thinking that maybe some of you saw it and thought yep, that's how it happens.....or maybe you have an alcoholic in your family and are thinking about all the things that could be potential clues and pointers and examples that someone has a problem. Maybe often it IS RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU and you still miss it.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Flagpole Dedication at BJ's On The Water (75th Street in Ocean City, Maryland)

On August 8th, members from various organizations such as the VFW, American Legion, VVA Chapter 1091, Hogs and Heroes, Legion Riders and others attended the dedication of a new flagpole at BJ's on the Water. Local officials including Senator Mathias presented the owners of BJ's with certificates and items acknowledging their involvement in the community.


Think For Yourself, Part II: "Grow Your Mind and Expand Your World"

~ Grow your mind and expand your world ~


"Expanding your world" sometimes can mean reading, becoming educated and learning more about issues and community matters. I think and hope that everyone makes some time to explore the challenges facing their local towns and cities, read up on problems and work together towards solutions. Grow your mind by continually keeping and processing a list of "articles to read" and share them along with your thoughts to invite new perspective and input from others.



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's Not A National Day (yet) But Our First Responders Deserve It

For several years now an effort has been underway to dedicate a day to first responders. While it has stalled and been held up repeatedly, there are a number of cities and towns which are recognizing the date of September 27th as "National First Responders Day". After all, don't the people who aid, assist and protect our communities deserve it? While is isn't a national date (yet), here is what we have found out about First Responders Day.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Two years later: Labor Day Weekend

Two years ago I went through the most difficult Labor Day Weekend of my life. Everything I knew was ending and most things I cared deeply about were crumbling before my eyes. A month earlier I had posted that after 19 years my beloved shop would be closing for good and the feelings of failure and loss and disappointment were overwhelming. I tried to hear what people were saying, that this was the beginning of awesome things to come; that I hadn't quite found my niche and how it was waiting for me just around the corner. I attempted to visualize what it would be like to land a good job - finally, working for someone else - the kind of employment that would likely end after a day's work rather than being present 24/7.