Showing posts from April 10, 2016

Overheard About You

It has been spoken about for quite some time. The topic of people being critical of you. Whatever you say or do or even insinuate, will be criticized by some one at some time. I am in the business of show and I have no doubt picked the profession that seems to have the most critics in the entire world. There is not a time or place that some entertainer is not being spoken about behind closed doors. Actually, they are being spoken about period. A door has never been a safe barrier to safeguard against any hurt of ridicule.

   Now being spoken about by someone is quite different than actually hearing someone speak about you. If you have ever had the experience, it could possibly be very damaging. I believe that we all crave at least a small amount of acceptance from our peers. The downside is that we certainly do not always get it and for the most part no one owes us anything at all. If you are waiting for each and every person that is connected to you to sign off on your choices in …

HIgh End Integrity / Your Packages Sir

It is no secret that we all love to be treated like gold. When it happens, we never want it to end. The reason is usually not of grand importance, we just feel it when it's genuine. I feel comfortable writing that we all have had this experience at least a few times in our journey. I have two short stories that I feel just need to be told. The first is about a pen of all things. My father gave me a high end pen that he had not used in a while and I held on to it for quite some time without filling it with the premium ink that it deserved. Then when I finally got around to it, the pen exploded and destroyed some clothing that I was wearing at the time. All that I can say is that I was not ecstatic about this at all. However, I got past it quickly and moved on.

    Some time later, maybe a few years to be exact, I took action again. I took the pen out of hiding. The inside of it was still holding pen residue and when I picked it up and opened it, I actually got ink on my hands a…