The Struggle Continues

After much deliberation, doubt and a healthy dose of humble pie, I finally compiled a reward chart for my daughter. This is the last straw. So far, she has responded positively to it and actually engaged me on the subject in genuinely trying to understand how it works, what it means, what happens next, and…

Heavenly Beauty

 This is  a sunset that captured my spirit after an amazing experience. I took this photo almost a year ago and looking at it again after a long time instantly invokes those same feelings that overwhelmed me that day. Truly a day to remember and to relive a thousand times over. On a slightly…

The Power Struggle

Is it always discipline or does it eventually become a power struggle? Or maybe it’s just a force of habit on my part in how I deal with it that can’t be broken because of my upbringing? Trying to get my daughter to break the bad habit of wetting the bed is proving to be quite a…

Not Quite A Shakespearean Sonnet

Love’s sweet embrace How do I love thee?I cannot count the ways.Not the fluttering in my heart,Nor the shortness in my breath,Nor the lightness in my step,Not even the sparkle in my eyes at the thought of you,Or the elation in my soul at the sound of your sweet smile,None of this will ever truly…

Singapore at Night

A view of Singapore from the Singapore Flyer. Breath taking city with very interesting dynamics, but almost too perfect to feel natural, bordering on clinical. I took this photo in October 2009. In some ways I think that Singapore is an example of what is possible when a government holds and propagates utopian ideals that…

I Live For Her

Words often fail me when my heart is overwhelmed. It seems that only my arms could ever express my true yearning for her, and only my lips would be able to provide an indication of the passion that I feel when I think of her. She is, and always has been, from the moment I…