If I owe everyone an apology, then I apologise most sincerely. I’m sure that I was, and am, part of the problem!
An issue very much in the news. Read all about it in Ray’s great post here.
Just when I got to a point in my life that I thought there was nothing left to shock me or leave me scratching my head, I wake up this morning and while perusing my morning reading list, I came across an article on LinkedIn entitled, Quarter Life Crisis, You Are Not Alone.
This falls under the “scratching my head” category.
The article is a compilation of several viewpoints about the stresses of being in your mid-twenties- early 30’s. Having three daughters that fit loosely in that range, I will choose my comments very, very carefully.
The page starts off with, “According to a LinkedIn research, 75% of 25-33 year olds have experienced a quarter-life crisis, often related to feeling as if they were at a crossroads in their career”
Crossroads of their career? It seems to this old man, still struggling to get his arms around his white…
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Possibly the best blog ever. Especially if you are a Dad with daughters. Do read, have a good laugh, and you may think, like me, “I wish I had this when my little girl was dating.”
Megan, Elissa & Kelliann, somewhere in Ashville, NC
I decided to re-post this from 2012. It was a hit back then and I am told that it hangs on refrigerators all around the world.
There are many new readers who have never seen it.
The photo? Well, that was from Elissa’s “Bachelorette Party” this weekend. They aren’t little girls any longer, but I’m still their Daddy.
Let’s pretend! Or not!
“You can pretend to care, but you can’t pretend to show up”
“Pretending anything is no way to go through life”. . . Me
This explains so much about modern life!
A great story here from Nan’s Farm. Well worth a read – and a follow!
Part One – The Sheep
We’ve all done those trips down memory Lane haven’t we? My own trips often include the cast of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. Sheep, pet lambs, goats, ponies, cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, hamsters and a couple of parrots that all became part of our family.
Right now, it’s the beginning of August and as usual at this time of year, the lambs have been separated from the yews and have been moved a mile up the hill to fresh grazing. I enjoy watching the lambs grow and still feel a twinge of sadness when it’s time for them to move on, their mothers however, appear to get over it in less than twenty four hours!
When our children were young we all looked forward to springtime and the new lambs. It was a time when if we were lucky, we would have the opportunity to bottle feed the pet…
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He was no angel
but neither was I
He promised the universe,
Sun, sea, and sky
His head in the clouds
for most of the day
He asked my opinion
and then went HIS way.
The days went by quickly
the nights far too fast
Our love life was raunchy
but doomed not to last
We both made a promise
that HE failed to keep
With wide open eyes
I fell far too deep.
And now that he’s gone
I look back with a smile
For while our love lasted
‘twas best by a mile
but ladies be warned
please be careful when choosing
for the best sex on earth
can be terribly bruising!
If only I could
I’d write poems by the score.
Who could ask for more?
The power of love
will always be greater than
The love of power
I found this graffiti on a post on Frank Hubeny’s blog. Check it out here: