Musings of the Mind

Simplicity in a Complex Universe

Happy 2018, everyone! Typically, people (myself included) often seek new resolutions to adhere to at the beginning of each new year. This year, I struggled to find one that felt right. So many ideas swimming around in my head, that needed sorting out. A situation arose recently, at work, that caused me to change my… Continue reading Simplicity in a Complex Universe

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Musings of the Mind

At Peace

I sit here by the window, gazing out upon this quiet, late-summer evening, watching the sun slowly end its daily journey across the sky. A memory reveals itself. A memory of a similar evening, many moons ago... I lie on my tiny bed, against a soft pillow, in a room far away.  In my arms,… Continue reading At Peace

Musings of the Mind

Birth, School, Work, Death

Being a Generation-X baby, when I was a kid, there was a life formula that was strongly implied by the society I grew up in. There was even a song written about it entitled "Birth, School, Work, Death" by The Godfathers which debuted in 1988, when I had just graduated from high school and about… Continue reading Birth, School, Work, Death

Musings of the Mind

The Beat of My Own Drum

I turned off the heater earlier because the house got too hot. But, now I think I was just having a hot flash. Our house thermostat read 72F/22C but my frozen hands and aching joints were whispering that that stinkin' thing was lying to me.  Oh, Spring. You can not arrive too quickly. As I stood… Continue reading The Beat of My Own Drum

Musings of the Mind

S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Seasonal Affective Disorder Noun - depression associated with late autumn and winter and thought to be caused by a lack of light.   They say that January in Manitoba is the month with the highest number of suicides and newly documented cases of depression. I can certainly understand why. With stark, skeletal of trees dotting the… Continue reading S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder)