Divide or Unite – You Choose

I could care less whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or Independent. I am bored to tears about your opinion on gun control, abortion, taxes, foreign policy or deficit spending. Your moral compass regarding my religion, body, money, lover, home, car or cats is irrelevant to me. Instead … … did you hear a…

Thru Thick and Thin

He said, “Sun Cat you’ve got to develop a thicker hide.” According to this dear one, my reaction to his criticism was less than desired. I tried not to take the criticism personally, and decided to use it as an opportunity to see if there was indeed something in me that needed a little more…

Taking Care

When I was a kid, I had a cat named Boots. A cute little calico cat with white paws, Mom and Dad gave me the responsibility of taking care of her. I did a good job at first, but as is the case with many well-intentioned young ones, the lure of other fun stuff caused…

Forbidden Fruit

Today – at the tender age of 48 – I ate my first orange. There was no fanfare to commemorate the event; no monument erected to dedicate the moment. As most transformative events in our lives, it happened without planning or forethought. I guess you can say it kinda snuck up on me. (Yes, I…

Freedom’s Reflection

It is the hardest thing you will ever do. It takes more courage than staring down the schoolyard bully. It takes nerve. It requires the bravery of a warrior, the valor of a heroine, the guts of a bullfighter, and a daring, pioneering spirit rarely seen in today’s material world. Most of all, it requires…

The Orgasm of Complacency

It started with an innocent glance, a casual gaze that whispered “hey, you.” As I moved about, the glance became a stare. The confident eyes of the stranger began to probe my very being, as though it were enticing me to reveal the most sacred parts of my essence. The stranger said my name; melodic…

When Barbed Wire Shines

The woods by my home are full of magic, and this day in particular was no exception. As I am apt to do, I sought solace in these magical woods, my mind in need of a rest, and my soul in search of some answers. And that’s when I noticed the tree in the distance.…