Author: Words From Warren

  • Counting to 10 (No, really…)

    In the last couple of weeks I have received some communications that I reacted to with more anger than I remember having in a long time. This is not good, being mad feels terrible. It is also dangerous to the soul. Thus, the motto found on some church basement walls: “HALT: Never get too hungry, […]

  • Simple But Not Easy

    In the days before our present high tech means of transportation, whistle stops were how US Presidential candidates reached the potential voters. One of the famous news photos was of  Harry S. Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with a banner headline stating “Dewey Defeats Truman” and was taken on the rear platform of a […]

  • Caring is not that complicated

    “I miss you, my kind and gentle brother. Peace be with you. Micah 6:8” These few words popped up on my Facebook wall one day last week and gave me pause. They came from a somewhat unexpected source, a colleague that I was just beginning to know when I left our mutual workplace. We had […]

  • How hard can being a boss really be?

  • Slaughterhouse Five & “So it goes”

    Slaughterhouse Five

    Kindle can be inspiring especially for those of us carrying around our devices. It hadn’t been my recent searching on Amazon I might not be rereading Kurt Vonnegut 

  • What’s in a name?

    My new friend Alexandra Jump has a cousin named, you guessed it, Alexandra Jump. Plus they both live in Vermont. She told  me how to figure out the online difference but I was still a little confused until I saw her new blue car.  I am just waiting now for her to get her initial […]

  • Why I am writing again

    In many of my previous posts you will find meanderings about job search and the meaning (to me at least) of being employed. However, they are old thoughts which would beg the question “Is there anything new in that area?” There is. I quit what could most likely be my last possible “real” full-time job […]

  • Oliver Stone on fathers and children

    My daughter and I watched Oliver Stone’s Wall Street:Money Never Sleeps on pay-per-view last night and maybe the best moment in this story of Gordon Geko’s return came in the very first scene.  As he is released from 8 years in prison for illegal financial dealings, his personal belongings are returned to him. The clerk reads off each […]

  • Talk About the 3AM Creepy Crawlies

    Ever blink wide awake in the wee hours of the morning with all kinds of frightening thoughts running through your head?  It is an eerie experience and very lonely because everyone else it seems is fast asleep and it is dark, made blacker by the anxiety of it all. Now transfer that to whole communities […]

  • Beauty and the Beast(!)

    We are celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Advent in unbelievable beauty and undeserved affluence. So many times in the past when in the midst of these blessings, I have felt sad and guilty about the millions even in the US who are not so lucky, I only pondered it. Why didn’t I do some small […]