VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
August 8

"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody."
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -

2006

Another uneventful day, took mom home after work, then called Linda to let her know I was home so she could bring Donavon up for me to watch tonight. Mat and Cheyenne made spaghetti, and we watched some tv, nothing else, went to bed at 10:00

2005

"Forgiveness is the economy of the heart.…forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits."
– Hannah More -

2004

How many times today did you think of I or I think of you
Until the next sun rises or the next star falls
Between the times of every day, every night in my sleep I call
Every moment, every thought filled with you and what was
Rather the walks, the talks or the moments filled with silent words
That is what I think, that is what I feel, That is where my mind resides

2003

Happy Birthday daddy

2002

I wish I could tell the one I love what the answers are but the truth is for each one of us the answer is different. What we have lived and what life has taught us makes each one of us totally and completely unique.

We each feel with what we have felt, We each live what we have been given in life to live and yet we know sometimes the answers are there, but yet we cannot face them as they are, for they are not what we want them to be.

I have kept my thoughts to myself, hidden in another spot that someday I may show, someday I will reflect back and maybe then I will realize that no matter how I feel at this moment in time, it wasn't the feelings I should be feeling, maybe there is more than I can see and maybe there is less but until tomorrow I won't know that.

2001

Happy Birthday Daddy.

2000

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard -

1999

I think of where I am at now, and where things can or will be in the tomorrow, I look at the yesterdays, and try not to let the lessons be the rule, I take many different journeys in my mind but never find the ending

1998

Sometimes we see things that remind us of other things. Sometimes we see such beauty words could never explain. I think maybe I was counting my blessings and being thankful for being able to see what I had seen. Anyhow I'd like to share a couple of visions I had within the last 24 hours.

Last night as I left my home,
the mist of a fog shrouded the ground.
The moon so big and bright it was almost like day
In the background you could see huge angry clouds or so they appeared.
There were no stars, for the fog hid them from view.
The air was damp and a chill crossed over me.
I could hear the night creatures scurrying through the brush,
a lone coyote's cry filled the night.

The trees heavy with teardrops from heaven, stirred lightly in the cool breeze.
A small light shone through the fog of a distant home,
and you could hear the cows of a neighbors herd softly low to their young.
A dog barked somewhere in the night,
as though warding off it's fright.
As I climbed in my car I thought of the picture
and how I could place these letters here to describe it.

I feared I would fail to convey the beauty the night held and I'm certain that I have, for nothing could describe the glorious splendor of the fog shrouded eve. And then this morning on my way home, I saw some critters. *laughing* I'm very fortunate to live in the country where the animals still run free and houses are far enough apart you can't throw a rock at them. As I was driving home, I thought of the song the twelve days of Christmas and rewrote it a bit, I first changed the title to the 12 miles home.

On the first Mile I saw a lone deer, eating grass in a field
On the second Mile I saw a pair of geese, the male and the female, for they pair for life.
On third Mile I saw 3 raccoons a mother and her young
On fourth Mile home I saw the brilliant red of 4 cardinals in flight
On the fifth Mile home I saw 5 ring necked pheasant, This years offering to the world.
On the sixth mile home I saw 6 bunnies bouncing all over the road.
On the seventh Mile home I saw seven sparrows upon a telephone line.
On the eighth mile home I saw eight Mallard ducks, swimming upon a small pond.
On the ninth mile home I saw 9 young men practicing for the new cross country season, running like they hadn't run for months
On the tenth Mile home I saw 10 horses in a field, 5 of them mothers 5 of them foals
On the eleventh Mile home I saw a pen full of piglets. Oh what a muddy site.
and
On the twelfth Mile home I saw my home and remembered the twelve mangy mutts I had seen along the way.

remember to see what is there, and count it as a blessing, for it's not often it will come your way again. Have a great day.

1997

If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.
- Thomas Fuller -