Category: Truth

Cement Loafers

Are You Feeling Stuck? Have you felt recently like every time you take two steps forward you end up taking three steps back? Grandma Esther used to say, “Sometimes you just can win for losin’.” It seems that feeling is going around like a bad summer cold. If not...

Can I Trust You?

Truth, Integrity, and Lying by Omission (A reprint and updated version of “Can I Trust You,” from July 2016) Are you a trust worthy person? I’m sure you probably are. I sincerely believe people usually do the right thing when it comes to honesty. But, are there trust issues...

Consequences – DO NOT BE AFRAID!

How are you liking this “new world” we’re experiencing? Are you happy with what some are calling a “Greater America” today? If so, you can stop reading now. Or not. A few years ago I coined a phrase. If you’ve read my work for any amount of time you’re...

Can I Trust You?

Are you a trust worthy person? I’m sure you probably are. I sincerely believe people usually do the right thing when it comes to honesty. But are there trust issues in your life you’ve been ignoring? When thinking of trust issues I suggest most of us think not of...

Facts and Opinions

Have you ever been told you “need to get your facts straight?” I have. But in retrospect I have found that it wasn’t my facts that needed the examination. It was the opinion of the other person. And, in all fairness, I’ve definitely been on the other side of...

Integrity

If someone would come up to you right now and ask, “Do you believe you are a person of integrity,” what would you say? I can’t think of anyone I know who wouldn’t answer “yes.” We might pause a bit (“Is this a trick question?”), or wonder what the...

Transitions

Transitions  Such a huge day yesterday in the forward movement of our country as the Supreme Court of the United States moves us closer to marriage equality! Not everyone is pleased – we’ve seen that before in civil rights issues, so no surprise. In fact, here’s the official statement...

Honesty

  It’s been said that the very young and the very old are brutally honest. Young children haven’t yet come to understand the concept of politeness in society. The very elderly, quite frankly, just don’t care sometimes. They believe they’ve earned the right to speak their minds without necessarily...

That’s NOT What I Said!

Something that has angered me in the past was having my words twisted by someone else. It’s even worse when those words become a rumor that gets everyone’s panties in a bunch for no good reason. Not so long ago a situation like that would have brought up feelings...

It’s Warm

We like to be comfortable. We also expect to dictate how we want to have our comfort. We become annoyed when our comfort is compromised. Many an American has been appalled at what other countries (even European nations) consider a 3-star hotel. Americans, at least a good number of...