• Poetry

    For All of THOSE Type of Exes

    Ex Doesn’t Mark This Spot By Jesi Scott   Don’t put your brand on me You have no right to stereotype what you don’t know. How can you judge a soul you’ve never seen, This convoluted perception that you bestow?   I’m not responsible for the pain in your heart Though blameless for someone else’s hurt, I’m not Don’t put your brand on me, Ex doesn’t mark this spot.   Not that you’ll ever listen to a word I say, I obviously could never understand, You’ve only seen what you want to see, So you think you control the upper hand.   But, life has a way of balancing out,…

  • Love,  Parenting,  Thoughts

    How Did I Get Talked Into This?

    Tonight I get to chaperone a bunch of teens, sort of. Mostly, I’ll be sitting at a table in a ballroom of a local hotel watching kids dance, parents watching their kids dance, and refilling candy bowls. I will be the only parent there without a kid at this event. It’s the local high school band banquet, and because my eldest son attended this school last year and I signed up to volunteer before he moved to his dad’s last summer, I will be helping out. In a formal dress, because it’s a formal event. Think prom for band geeks. Fortunately, my dress is short so I won’t have to…

  • Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Sometimes I Surprise Myself

      I talk about being kind quite a bit, whether it’s being kind to others or to yourself. I try to practice kindness every day. I don’t know if it’s an adjective that people think about first when they think of me, though. Back in high school we would buy school yearbooks and sign them. Throughout all of mine most people wrote “stay sweet”. I’m still not sure how I was thought of as ‘sweet’. “Nice” was another one I got, as well as “smart”. I usually took both to mean kind because I liked helping people whether it was doing something for them or just listening when they needed…

  • Journal,  Life,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Real Men

    “Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done” James Dean I’m listening to my Pandora app as I write this and I swear it has been hijacked. Every one of my favorite songs has been playing all day. I’m not talking about the ones that I just like. I mean the ones I absolutely love and that make me feel great have been playing. And I’m talking about songs that I never hear very often and that I rarely hear on Pandora. I don’t know what mischievous god or sprite or imp has taken Pandora over but they…