life, waiting, writing

Wondering and Waiting

Yesterday afternoon, I was the eighth in the carpool lane to pick up the kiddos. Not long after I arrived, I turned off the engine. After all, we aren't supposed to let the car idle. It didn't take long before I felt like I was in a furnace. Outside temps pushed the upper nineties. I… Continue reading Wondering and Waiting

community, helping, learning

Shut your trap! Watch and listen.

I grow weary of hearing people talking like they're experts on everything. They end up trying to make crap, you know rubbish, appear fragrant, wise, and helpful. Do you know what I mean? *** There's a lot to be said for watching and listening. But, that means keeping the mouth shut, suspending (decisive) judgment, and… Continue reading Shut your trap! Watch and listen.