Our Toms

In between my first music career as a saloon singer and my second one as a children’s singer-songwriter, I spent 7 years as a commercial carpet salesman and estimator. Although it was far from the perfect job for me, I did well, eventually making a six figure income in my twenties. As a good employee, …

Growing Up

This past week we finalized our plans to visit Crete, the largest of Greece’s islands, after our 12 days on the mainland. We watched videos made by other travelers in order to determine which sites and cities we might visit (and avoid) and checked out maps to figure out how many possible destinations might align …

Rest and Relaxation

MONDAY NIGHT We ambled through Chania, Crete. Not unlike the touristy part of Athens around the Acropolis (Plaka), Chania has its hundreds of souvenir and clothing shops and as many gelato, coffee and traditional restaurants near the Old Town. Despite the throngs of people, though, it is quite beautiful. After our many, multiple-course meals in …

Why Not?

Oftentimes, I ask myself, Beth, or a friend, “Why?” Why do you want to want take that course? That job? Or color your hair purple? WHY? In these moments, I am challenging myself or others to defend their choice. A current example… I am considering taking a session with our group leader. Melanie. It’s called …