You probably heard the question "Who's with me?" in more movies than you care to count (though I challenge you to name one!). There'll be like one guy asking this question of his band of brothers, just before they head off for new adventures. Or something like that. One year ago, I decided to give … Continue reading “Who’s with me?” The truth about friends
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It began with showersIs what 2021 didSoaking the landWith each soothing drip A great way I thoughtTo begin againStarting over's tough Having gone through so much pain A message for usFrom heaven aboveTo stay calm and coolNo matter the turf Life can begin anew It already has"Welcome to 2021"Now say … Continue reading The First Morning of 2021
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com "Okay so you need to isolate the energy to your finger tips and hit those piano keys with that, not with your wrist or arm power." "Isolate", he tells me. Right. But doesn't he know? When you've never given a second thought as to where your hands typically derive … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #3 of 4 – “When he plays piano in the dark…”
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In the first of my year-end series of musings, I talked about how my 2020 really started a year earlier. Today, I want to "bring it home" so to speak by asking: What does home look like in 2020? We're all used to thinking of home as the place to … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #2 of 4 – What is Home?
One day, two weeks ago, I was driving my wife to her workplace when I saw an ad on a huge billboard beside the expressway. [Our country's not big on billboards so when there's one, it's really hard to miss] It nearly made me veer off into the highway railings! Somehow, this one looked exceptionally … Continue reading Is it “Life AFTER Work” or “Life WITHOUT Work?”
I don't get it. I just don't get it. It feels like we've been living with Caleb forever now. And for most of that time, we've also lived with his autism and the challenges they entail. By now, I should know all too well that he is who he is, and my role as his … Continue reading Caleb’s school morning routine – a masterclass in ‘fixing’ his dad
Yes, it's finally done! My 300+ page memoir. Oh, wait! I mean the first messy draft. The first 'shitty' draft. The first 'vomit' draft. Sorry. But hey, it's a first nonetheless so excuse me while I gloat for all of 5 seconds. "1,000. 2,000. 3,000. 4,000. 5,000." Okay done. I'm over it now. But as … Continue reading My Writing Process #1: The Deadline Phase – Three “Ds” that nailed my first draft
For the past few weeks, I've been at a loss over what to write for this 'inevitable' milestone post. How should I best say goodbye to the 40s today, and hello to the 50s tomorrow? How do I even begin to talk about turning 50? Should I start, say, with a trivia pursuit question? Something … Continue reading Goodbye 40s, hello 50s! What turning 50 means for me.
It's never occurred to me before but now it's plain to see. There really does exists furniture that people would rather not want, and certainly rather not mention. Because they are an affront. And at least three of them will be arriving at my doorstep in the next three working days. Ever since my mother … Continue reading We’re getting 3 new affronts, thanks to 3 new furniture no one wants
Yep, this is it! Most would say this ought to have been the first thing I wrote when I started my blog 14 months ago. Funny then that only after more than a year of blogging, I'm finally doing it today! Now just to be fair to me, I did mention what my blog was … Continue reading This is It! 4 Things that Define My Blog “kelvinsmusings”