I love the sky in spring and fall. Mostly spring though because those dark clouds mean rain which means growth. Fall clouds just mean snow is coming. Yay for spring clouds! Photo taken in southwest Wyoming. Continue reading
This is one of those “enemy tactics” talks. Basically, a game plan of our opponent. So, treat it as such. On the board write the three Ds Elder Johnson talks about. Continue reading
We sat in silence.
Of course we sat in silence. On the bus ride home there was always silence. Even though we sat in clusters of departments in the HUB. In the front sat the chemists. They mostly kept their noses face down at their screens. Presumably still working. In the middle sat the office workers. If there was occasional chit chat it came from this group. Usually from new hires. Soon enough they learned it’s best to keep quiet. They also kept their noses face down looking at their screens. Presumably they communicated with their families outside the gates. In the back of the bus sat the miners. That was my group. We avoided anything with lights and just kept our noses down and usually our eyes shut. At least, most of the miners did. I sat by myself and stretched out on the seat so that I could look out the window. Continue reading
Oh, social media
you evil seducer!
I know I need less time
I need to be a reducer. Continue reading
Hmmm, I don’t think I need to throw out an explanation for this one. You probably know someone who fits the bill though, right? Continue reading
This is difficult to use an object lesson because you don’t want to hurt or cause discomfort to anyone. But maybe a little discomfort is okay?
Find some annoying sound (used to be able to do fingers down a chalkboard but how many chalkboards are out there?) like a balloon being rubbed or static from the radio. Something that will cause most class members to lose focus on the teacher and concentrate on the annoying sound. As this is happening, tell a short story. At the end, quiz the class on details and see how many paid attention to the story and how many focused on the annoyance. Continue reading
Journal entry: I will take those words of yours; the words you took so much time to write; the words you carefully chose for maximum effect; the words you felt best expressed your point of view; those words. Continue reading
I’m too tired to write
so I’ll dream instead.
The same story I’ll see
but only in my head. Continue reading
(sigh) I’m tired of winter. I just want spring to pull through. I’m always pulling for you spring. Photo taken in southwest Wyoming. Continue reading
There’s that word again: happiness. Have you noticed how many talks have been devoted to the topic of finding or having happiness and joy? Even in our day when all things are in commotion? It is possible and it can happen for each of us. That is the important thing to remember. Continue reading