Unexpected Contentment


Anyone that knows me knows I like to bitch and complain. I’m not going to lie, that is true. Battling depression, you have your good days and your bad days. It’s very easy to see the glass as half empty instead of half full.

Well, tonight, anyway, I got a glimpse of the half-full glass.

I’m not sure where this vision came from. With the country going to hell in a hurry, I know my mind hasn’t been happy lately, but, tonight, anyway, I had a wave of contentment wash over me. Continue reading

Ready to Take the Leap


I’m not sure what’s happening to me. I would like to think my impending 50th birthday has something to do with it, but I’m not sure. I am becoming even more impatient than I have always been. I have often thought that I hope there is no line to get into Heaven. If so, I may opt for the warmer alternative!

I guess I have been becoming more and more impatient to leave my Indiana prison. No, I am not literally behind bars, but figuratively, yes. I do feel trapped in this cornfield hell hole. Yeah, I guess the state I have lived in my whole life is not that bad for most, but for me, it couldn’t be worse. In a state like Indiana that has limits on what it has to offer, I have found myself moving away from being impatient about departing its borders to growing angry as to why I am still here.

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Blue Light Still Special


After enjoying dinner with my wife at a local eatery, we decided to do a little shopping to walk off a few calories. We ended up walking around a few drug stores before ending up at the neighborhood Kmart.

Not sure if those of you not in the United States know of Kmart and its history. According to Wikipedia, until the late 1990’s, Kmart was the second largest retailer in the country behind Sears, that is until Kmart was passed by Wal-Mart.

We walked into Kmart and, as usual, I wandered off from my wife, who had made her way to the pharmacy. I somehow ended up in an aisle featuring Valentine’s Day items, which is normally an uplifting type of vibe, but not on this night. Not for me. Continue reading