What do I want from life?

I watched the movie Peaceful Warrior for the first time last night. I have read book it is based on, Way of the Peaceful Warrior multiple times since I was a teenager. So I am in a reflective and soul searching frame of mind. I made the following lists (non-edited brain dumps in order of thinking of it, *not* priority)…

On grief, loss, and sorrow

a friend at work lost their spouse to cancer. what do I tell them? My condolences? trite, cliche. meaningless. About my losses, and that I understand their pain? This feels like I would be making it about me. That I am sorry? – it is not my fault To let me know if I can do anything? I am not…

Steak with mushroom and onion sauce

2 or 3 small (but thick) steaks. 1 tablespoon oil or butter half an onion 4 oz of sliced mushrooms (drained if from can) 2 tbls corn starch 1/2 tsp soy sauce 1 cup water heat oil in pan (I used a cast iron skillet with lid.) chop up onion put in onions, mushrooms and stir around to coat with…

quick business notes

Just a quick jot down of some thoughts I was just discussing with a co-worker: 1. don’t create a website or furnish an office (or even worry about a name, logo, letterhead etc.) until you know what you want to sell. 2. don’t choose something to sell unless you know what your target market wants and how they get it.…

Book Review of Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

There are some slight spoilers below – read my review on goodreads to avoid any spoilers This book disturbed me – as any good book should. My youngest son who is now 11 years old, is mentally handicapped (our current politically correct term for mentally retarded) and also has some physical handicaps. I also have several neighbors who have mentally…