Monthly Archives: April 2013

  • What Life Rule Would You Make?

    We know that bad things do happen to good people.  So let’s imagine for a moment that we could each remove one “bad thing” from the table of Life. What one Life rule would you make? Would it..

  • Do You Give Unsolicited Advice?

    I love the definition of advice in a song by Baz Luhrmann: “Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts..

  • Have You Read Any Good Books Lately?

    “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” Charles William Eliot My daughter knows me well. For two years now on..

  • The Fractal Life of a Blogger

    Today we welcome Carole Remy, writer and dog rescuer – and blogger, to Life, for instance to share her blogging story! You’ve probably met Carole here on the porch but now we get a chance to peek..

  • What Do You Really Know For Sure?

    Recently, after looking at all the posts in the Life User’s Manual, Bryan asked me if “… some of the conversations have even changed your perspective on the topics you wrote about.” Yes! The conversations here on the porch have changed..

  • Are You Changing the World?

    I admit it; I always wanted to change the world. I’m just now making peace with the fact that probably isn’t going to happen. I’m beginning to wonder if it is a bit too ambitious to aspire to..

  • Have You Ever Had a Recurring Dream?

    We had a great discussion about dreams on the porch a while ago. This time I thought it would be fun to discuss recurring dreams. Have you ever had one? I’ve had a handful of recurring dreams. Some I’ve been..