Do Something

We are now in the season of Lent.  I have always been told that you must give something up during these 40 days.  I always hated this because, much like New Year's resolutions, it just set me up for failure.  Since I converted to Catholicism, there are now more Lenten obligations to which I am … Continue reading Do Something

Common Ground

I recently listen to the Hunting Collective podcast in which the host and guest discussed Public Lands and the importance of protecting these treasures.  I highly recommend listening to this podcast, not just because of the Public Lands discussion, but for the Wisdom they imparted on how we need to listen to one another and … Continue reading Common Ground

Lessons

"Failure is your best teacher."  I do not know who said this, but I find it to be true.  My growth has come more from my failures than my successes.  Lord knows that I have had plenty of failures.  Sometimes it takes multiple failures for the lessons to sink in. In my younger days, I … Continue reading Lessons

Divided Together

Us v. Them.  It is a tactic used to manipulate us, divide us into “camps” and “tribes,” and create Fear.  Those in power divide us into two political parties and use this to garner donations and votes.  Some media networks’ entire business model is based upon dividing us.  Religion, at least the power structure of … Continue reading Divided Together

Goals and Positive Detours

I have been in the woods since the last posting.  Well, not the entire time.  I did go to work, spent time with family, celebrated the holidays, traveled, and coached my son’s basketball team.  What I mean is, the Fall and Winter are the seasons when I love getting out in the woods.  I really … Continue reading Goals and Positive Detours

My Moral Compass

We all have a moral compass within us that tells us the way we are supposed to live our lives.  Sometimes, it is hard to read and we unintentionally go off course.  Sometimes, it is easy to read and we knowingly take the wrong path. I have ignored my moral compass more times than I … Continue reading My Moral Compass

Don’t Just “Get Over It”

I find it frustrating when I hear or see the phrase “Get over it.”  Not that it is necessarily bad advice in some situations such as moving on from past mistakes.  However, most of the time, this phrase is used in a dismissive manner. “Life isn’t fair, get over it.”  Really?  We just need to … Continue reading Don’t Just “Get Over It”