Sunday, March 26, 2017

How do you get YOUR motivation

When the ideas are there
But the energy is not
How is it that you find
The getty-up that you got

Where is it that you dig
When you have to go deep
Keeping on keeping on
When all you want to do is sleep

How is it that you find
What you need when you need it
Putting it all together
Begin standing from where you sit

One foot moves beyond from where
The other one currently lies
They take turns moving on
Under sunny and cloudy of skies

Share with me your power
I'm not finding any of my own
Help me to get beyond it all
Moving down the path that you've shown

What are you waiting for?

Are you going to make me repeat the question?


Are you?


What are you waiting for?

Are you in a hospital bed?

Okay, I'm sorry to hear that.

Ring the bell.
Go ahead, that's why it's there.

Go ahead.

When they come tell them that you want extra therapy tomorrow. That's right. Extra. It may have really sucked today, but it is gonna suck even more in a month if you are still laying there.


You are not in a hospital bed.

Well then.....

What are you waiting for?

Your situation is different.

Is that what you are telling me?

You can still take action.

You can.

And you will. Ring the bell.
Go ahead. That's why it's there.

Only no one is gonna come running. It's your turn.

Take a step.

Towards what?

Towards what you want.

What you really want.

That's all. One step.

Take it.
That's why it's there.

Ring the bell.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Where the Hell Did They All Go?!!

Where did all the writers go
Why did they take their words
What were they thinking when they left
Will they send a postcard explaining their absence

Where did all the artists go
Why did they stop creating
What were they going to share with us next
Will they challenge us again.........soon.

Where have all the singers gone
Why did they not sing to us on this night
What were they expecting us to do without a soundtrack
Will they no longer haunt us with exactly what we were thinking

Where have all the thinkers gone
Why haven't they challenged us today to think like they do
What will we do without their special brand of encouragement
Will we have to think for ourselves.....for now on.

Where did all the writers go
Why did they not take me with them
What are they talking about right now
Will they miss me shedding light on their bullsh** every chance I get



Thursday, February 9, 2017


Moderation in all things.
Especially moderation.

Feed your soul.
Feed your head.
Just don't forget to feed your belly.

Make milk come out of someone's nose.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Universal Universe

We all have it
Our own lil world's
Trials, tribulations
Baggage and past

The pain and fear
That no one can relate
To or for, to and fro
It's ours to the last

Breaths we take
Breaths we share
Come from the same
Trees and plants

Planted in the soil
One one rotating planet
Occupied by an infinite
Number of scattering ants

Our universe is not ours...

It's theirs and yours.



Put THAT In Your Journal

In the moment
and not concerned about the spinning of the earth

I talk a lot about living in the moment
But rarely achieve, in real time, that feeling

That feeling

That feeling that I am exactly where I want to be

With whom I want to be


In the moment

Where nothing more needs to be said

Or done

But rest

In the moment

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


I'm always running
Even when being still
I have a solution for anything
Where there's a way I have will
I'm a mess

Stuff is stuff and parts is parts
Today is tha' day, yada-yada
I believe in deep meditation
Practice it,..Nah, nope,..nada
I'm a piece of work

I always care
Except when I don't
I'll always be there
Except when I won't
I yam what I yam

I'm a mess
I'm a piece of work
I yam what I yam



Sunday, November 13, 2016


Warranties warrant attention
Guarantees guarantee dissension
Promises promise to disappoint
Pointing leads to more pointing

It's all relative
Just ask your relatives
Don't look at me
I adopted this co-op

All we have is hope
I hope it's all that you had hoped
And hope we must
It's guaranteed not to rust
Or collect dust


Monday, September 5, 2016

Here i am

Here I am
I'm here
Because I can

Be who I'm
Supposed to be
Taking a stand

Where I was
Is real, I had
Now I will have

Dreams I swore
Fear of
But no more

Waiting for one day
It is here
Listen what I say

Life in the Moment
All components

Firing in sync
Making it real
Real, I think

Tomorrow will come
Never I said
Confusing some

When it arrives
Will be today
Reality survives

Here I am
Right now
Because I can

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Coulda shoulda woulda

You coulda
But you didn't
And that's okay
It will all come out in the wash

They say you shoulda
But what the hell do they know
About your journey
Stay the course

What woulda happened
No one knows
And that's okay

Coulda, shoulda, woulda
It's a dangerous game
There are new decisions to be made

Go make em'


Thursday, August 11, 2016

pining for the pines

There only certain places where dusk brings late day heat

Where the branches are high and the altitudes considerable

Clouds tease the tree tops as the sky begins to blush

Out here it matters not if you think you are in a rush

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Work Backwards

find YOUR mountaintop....: Work Backwards: You are hours from it The next step you must take in it You not even sure that it is really it your destiny Obstacles abound, ...

The mini-bar is full, and I have the code. your destiny

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Doggie Deja-Vu

LIKE MOST DOGS, my rescue mutts have very active sniffers. Their noses are always in the lead and their bodies follow.

The Appalachian foothills of Western North Carolina provide an ample variety of critter smells and living in a heavily wooded area gives them many different scents to track.

It makes me laugh when they really get excited about a spot, certain that they have found evidence of a wild beast, and it is just where they themselves had peed a few hours before. Unless I'm late for work, that is. Then I don't laugh so much.

HERE IS THE KICKER,...we do the same thing all the time.

Okay, so most of us don't go back and excitedly smell our toilets. But often in life we will unwittingly retrace our own steps, completely unaware that the evidence of activity we find was created by our own actions. Life can be funny that way, as long as we are not running late for work.

THE NEXT TIME YOU FIND yourself "running over the same ol' ground" either figuratively or literally, cut yourself a little slack. Your sniffer isn't quite as effective as your pooch's snozz.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Real life

At the airport in St. Pete I heard a Gentleman say "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" and it took me back several years....made me instantly contemplate where I had been since then, where I am now, and where I'm headed...... I smiled quickly, broadly, and fully.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Answer the Call (before it goes to voicemail)

I had an epiphany
or at least I thought I did

It came from nowhere
in particular
but didn't exactly catch me by surprise

I was expecting it
in a way
knew that it was coming my way

It all made sense
to me
there was a sense of relief. for a moment

I had it all figured out
for  the most part
everything had fallen into place

Well plotted action was taken
on that day
my movements were well aligned

I forget what happened
to it all
the feelings were stronger than the thought

Wonder if I'll feel like that again
this may be as good as it gets

but I doubt it.