It’s a mariner thing

This past week has been busy! Busy working a charter early Tuesday morning, busy with my homework for the classes that I am enrolled in as I work to obtain my AS in Marine Activities and busy working on my partners boat. All of this is so that I am more than comfortable taking some…

All Shadows

I was going to write that all shadows disappear in the light. However, light creates shadows. Perhaps shadow is that grey area of Life – where light is blocked and shadows cast. Which has nothing to do with what I am grateful for tonight… I am grateful for all that are doing the work to…

Rock and Roll

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a Rammestein concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; it was their last concert in the United States for their current stadium tour. Joining me at the concert was my oldest child and my older brother. They flew down from Northern California to attend. We had…

Four Days of Bliss

I am very grateful for the wonderful time I had in Los Angeles this weekend – this long weekend. I arrived in LAX Thursday night and was picked up and whisked through the coastal neighborhoods to Santa Monica… Where I rested and resided until Saturday afternoon. Wonderful food; beautiful company… really a wonderful time. And…

Grateful for Autumn

What word upon days Rests lightly as a nest Abandoned by summer youth Flying towards their sky; their story It is the last hours of sun’s reign And weathered boats tether up For winter storms Fuel stored For warming the hearths Of hibernating souls It is in these months Of blood-red leaves The opportunity for…

Wings of an Angel

This past Friday morning I received a call from my younger sister, very early morning, letting me know that our mother had joined our father and other family members up in heaven. I am so grateful that my mother, a force her whole life, is no longer suffering; sitting in a wheelchair, having to be…

Runnin’ Up That Hill

Blood boils. Rhythm of the heat. Love toils. Ego takes a seat. I am grateful for the ever burning fire that keeps the storms rolling, waters flowing, leaves turning, world burning.

Pool it

There are many things that have been learned throughout my life; this past week I was reminded that networking is a great tool to utilize as well. I have had multiple opportunities in my life because someone that I know or knew had an opportunity that was perfect for me. As I cruise/sail through this…

Frustrations

I am very grateful for the knowledge that I have, knowing that I create my own destiny. I can be frustrated with an inanimate object, like my laptop or the wi-fi that is connected to it, but I know that I cannot use my frustration as an excuse for not doing what I need to…

in a good place

I’m just grateful that I got tomorrow – ’cause, though today was a good day, it’s been challenging, too.

The Queen Mother

Today Queen Elisabeth of England passed away. She was a force in the Royal family, leading England, (figuratively) she bucked some powers that be in her younger years, at the begininning of her reign. In her later years she showed some compassion. I had a quick video call with my own mother today. She sounded…