Hey all, A note to say that I am closing this site. You can still find me at http://dennismitton.com which points to http://youwokeupbreathing.com. I am thinning out my blogs - going from five or six to one - but I will still write the same kinds of things. This largely based on my accident which … Continue reading Closing Site
The following is a list of solutions. Solutions are easy. Figuring out how to get from where you are to where you want to be is the challenge. But worth the doing. Lose weight. Write more. Quit smoking. Quit drinking. Pay off your debt. Clean your house. Ride a bike. Live within your budget. Hug … Continue reading Solutions
The people who think about thinking say that very few of us ever look at facts and make a decision. In almost all cases, they say, we make choices almost instantaneously and then spend our time building a case and looking for things that support our biased choice. They say this is mostly true whether … Continue reading Have You Ever Made a Real Decision?
How many things do you miss every day by just not noticing?
How about this. And, though I don't wear a bikini, I'm talking to myself. How about we forget the summer beach body or the wedding body or the have-to-look-good-for-someone-else body? How about cleaning up and enjoying the skin that we live in every day? For ourselves? Because it feels good? And because we live longer? … Continue reading You At The Beach
Here's one for you. If the driving force of life (and even plants and bacteria do this) is to figure out how the world works and act accordingly...are the religious lazy for taking a shortcut by accepting that an old book tells them how the world really works and how they should act?
Porsches, vomit, and Poop. They shouldn't mix in my world.
Who cares what Should be. Focus on what is.
Do you know what this is? It's a fabric patch. I'm using it to repair a butterfly net but it is made to repair holes in jeans or tears in shirts when you slip under a barbed-wire fence and catch your sleeve on one of the barbs because Rocky is chasing you with a big … Continue reading Did Vietnamese Children Ruin the Fabric Patch Industry?
Do you every feel the onslaught of creeping crabbiness?
Here's a neat trick: pick something and stick with it.
Why stay cold when you can buy a space heater? And other small irritations we live with. Why?
Are you a writer? I used to be. Then I strayed. But I've come back. The final nail on the coffin of my wayward ways? Hills Like White Elephants. It's like this. I've been frustrated. I love to write. I write some fiction and lots of non-fiction. I like haiku and I enjoy writing blog … Continue reading Are You A Writer? Bleed More.
This got me thinking. I read that a true friend is someone who, when you show up at their door in the middle of the night, says nothing except "let me get my shovel." My first thought was a moral one. What have they done? Have they broken the law? What mother is crying right … Continue reading What Do You Do With a Dead Body?
In kid's soccer and in everything else, if you want to be a game changer and define your position then you're going to have to get into the mix with both feet.
Will you do the hard work to fix the problem or just cover it up with new paint? It makes all the difference.
Here's a great one. I asked my nine-year-old daughter how she knows that she's not a robot. Without hesitation, and with a smarminess that told me she thought the question was stupid, she blurted out "I'm made of blood and love. No robot is made of blood and love!" Selah.
Do you measure life in years, days, or hours? It might make a difference.
The holidays are here. Give yourself permission to live it up a bit.
Why do you give yourself a pass? More on perspective.