Archive for April, 2008

For those of you who are unfamiliar with SLO County, let me tell you about one of our small towns: Morro Bay, California.

A small coastal town, Morro Bay is best known for Morro Rock – which is not really a rock but rather a volcanic plug. With a population of just over 10,000, it is one of the tourist destinations in this county.   (more…)

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Today, about mid-afternoon, I stopped into a supermarket to get a bottle of water. When I exited there was a young woman who looked to be about thirty-something. She was asking for donations for the "rehab" program that she was enrolled in.

The name of the organization isn’t important, but it is a well known group. They offer an opportunity for people with some alcohol or drug addition disorders to become clean and sober. And in the process they also offer them a chance to build a "spiritual life."

I put a few dollars into the plastic container that was sitting atop a small folding table – the TV tray type. Then, because I have a well developed curiosity, I stayed and spoke with the young woman for about 15 minutes.   (more…)

One reader left a comment to yesterday’s post and added this quote by Swiss-born psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross,

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

I have to admit that I’d never heard of Dr. Kubler-Ross but the quote was so beautiful that I had to find about her.   (more…)

Because of an illness I dealt with at the beginning of the year, I’ve been diligent about making certain that I eat as healthy as possible. But I do "cheat" sometimes and eat something that may not be the best for me but makes my tummy feel good. Today, for example, I ate a Popsicle – root beer flavored. Yum.

It’s been ages since I’ve eaten a Popsicle. – especially root beer flavored, so as I savored my treat it created a feeling of nostalgia. As I thought back over my life and all of the people I’ve known, I realized just how blessed I’ve been.   (more…)

I’m a news junkie.

Each time I connect to the Internet, I scan the headlines. Eight times out of ten, when I have the television on, it’s tuned to one the news channels. I just like knowing what it going on in the world.

Lately, I’ve been keeping a close watch on what is happening in political news. Some folks might find that boring – or even maddening – but I don’t. I’m interested in knowing what the all of the Presidential hopefuls are up to. What makes this Presidential election a bit more interesting to me than previous elections is that each of the three forerunners are all currently "sitting" Senators.   (more…)