There are Gremlins in the Works

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Sometimes when something goes wrong, inexplicably, I say that maybe a gremlin got into it. If the copier isn’t working–maybe a gremlin’s in there. If some wiring isn’t working, maybe a gremlin messed with it. Gremlins can explain all manner of ills in life and that way you’re not pointing fingers at anyone person or animal.

For example, if you have three dogs and you came home to find an awful mess, you could always say, “Some gremlins must have been in the house,” instead of saying, “Yep, it was Fido, I can tell by that guilty look on his face.”

Gremlins get into my life from time to time. Gremlins put cat toys all over my floor. Gremlins clogged the sink drain. Gremlins made a branch fall on the roof. Gremlins put ice on my driveway. Yep, lots of gremlins in my life.

Gremlins–they’re just everywhere.

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In the Beginning

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Most things start in the beginning, but it can be difficult to recognize a beginning for what it is. We don’t always realize that we’re at the beginning of something new and at some other life-changing point in our lives.

The beginning of this website is coming from a lot of turmoil. It’s the death of one thing and the birth of another thing, but I don’t know what that other thing is going to be yet. I just know that something is dying in the way that it used to be and it has thrown me from what I was used to, not that what I was used to was all that great. There is always room for improvement.

I am hoping to make myself a better person in a multitude of ways. I’ve read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. Both books serve as a reminder to always live the best life you can. Don’t settle for being that mediocre, predictable person that you might have been in the past.

If life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, or lemon bars, or salsa, or lemon meringue pie, some of these things might actually be manufactured and written about on this site. Life is about more than one outcome. Life is one big Choose your Own Adventure book with unlimited pages.