Where Has All The Middle Ground Gone?

tug_of_war_clipart9We live in a polarized world. Whether it’s politics, religions, gun control, or consumerism it appears that both sides see anyone in the middle as wrong and needs converting to their extreme way of thinking.

What happened to the middle ground where you can have different opinions on various subjects and not be made to feel guilty about it?

It feels like we’re in a constant tug of war! …

Do You Pack Light For Vacation?

Are you planning on traveling this summer for vacation? I’ll be heading up to the east coast to see my granddaughter again. It’s hard to believe she will be 4 months old by then.

Ocean City, MDWe’re going to spend a few days at Ocean City, MD. My son was there on business a couple of weeks ago and took this picture on his way back home.

I plan on packing light. This is a summer vacation and I’m more concerned about having fun (and playing with my granddaughter) than having a perfect outfit for every occasion.

How many times have you thrown extra clothing into the suitcase just in case you may need it?  …

Incomplete Projects/Tasks Are Mind Clutter

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” ~William James


Summer is almost here. Many schools have already finished for the year and many more will do so in the next couple of weeks. Because of our change of routine during the summer months it’s natural to not want to have too many projects left incomplete.

During the winter and spring I usually have many projects that I want to get done. I’m sure you do too. After all isn’t that what Spring Cleaning is all about?

When we have too many unfinished projects/tasks they clutter our minds with guilt. …

Why Do We Treat Our Homes Like Garbage Dumps?

A neighbor down the street just put their house up for sale. The past few weeks on trash day there have been piles of junk to be picked up. house for sale

My sister-in-law decided to move and has talked about all the trash they are getting rid of in order to put their house up for sale. Every time I’ve been to her house it looks like it could be in a magazine. Apparently she has stored a lot in the basement.

Anyway, this has got me thinking about what I would keep and what I would get rid of when the time comes for me to move. It also has me thinking about why we keep the junk and trash in our current home but are not wanting to move it to our new home. …