This is a nice reminder that assumptions can be wrong, hurtful and ultimately humiliating.
A local United Way office realized that the organization had never received a donation from the town’s most successful lawyer. John, The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute.
There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west – The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I’m on the road at the moment and have been remiss in keeping up with the haps in the sphere of blogs. I’ll get back to it soon. As I type, I’m in my house in the Pacific Northwest. The vast-land of Canada is only about 20 miles away. It’s beautiful up here. From my deck I can see other islands silhouetted in the distance. Continue reading →
God and the devil lose to a common enemy: inertia. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
I’ve often referred to myself as “inertia boy”. I have a tendency to keep doing what I have been doing, liking that at the time…and then moving on without too much trouble.
When I was skydiving, I threw myself into it. Jumped every weekend that I could. My 2nd date with X was an excursion at the drop zone. Loved it…not so much for its adventure, but the amazing tranquility and beauty of it. Then I stopped for a variety of reasons. People ask me now if I am done with it and I reply “I haven’t quit, I just haven’t done it in a while.” Do I miss it?? Not really, but I know I will love it again when I go back. Continue reading →