Month: January 2012

Lessons From The Land Of OZ

I love great writing.  It is something I enjoy and respect.  So many times writing whether it’s novels, short stories, articles, or non-fiction, has many lessons included in the story.  Yet many times we don’t really think about the lesson part, we just enjoy the story and go about our business and never really take time to glean the information given. For instance one of the greatest stories takes place with a girl named Dorothy who gets transported to the wonderful land of OZ.  Back home in Kansas Dorothy has problems with a neighbor that is hateful, mean, and wants to take her dog.  She tries to talk to her Auntie Em and Uncle about her, but they are too busy going about their lives to stop and listen.  Dorothy tells Toto that there has to be a place, way up in the skies where everyone is nice and the world is a better place.  Then the storm comes and Dorothy and Toto find themselves whisked off to experience the land of OZ.  However, the …

Just Quirky Me

I have discovered that I am a very quirky person.  Not that I didn’t already realize that, but it seems to become more obvious even to me at times.  For instance, in the regular world people come up to me all the time and say, “hello, how are you?”  Now common courtesy says the response should be, “Fine, or good, and how are you?”  Then they reply the same and you both go on your way.  Except that’s not me. I’m the sort of odd person that tries to use words for a specific purpose.  In fact, one of my new intentions this year is to work on this more in myself.  I just think we would all be so much better, the world would be a better place, if people would use their words for encouragement, blessing, and more constructively.  Now is that possible all the time? No, I don’t think so, I mean, we all get frustrated and frankly no one wants to be around “little miss happy go lucky” all the time.  …