Author: justathoughtbypat

The Walk to Albany Post Road

  “When you’ve spent two years trying to wiggle just one toe everything else is brought into proportion.” ~ Franklin Roosevelt I have a suggestion when you’re at the end of your rope and feeling: Down and out Paralyzed in fear Questioning the future Imagine yourself taking a short walk down the driveway of Franklin Roosevelt’s Hyde Park home to the Albany Post Road.  It’s just 100 … Continue reading The Walk to Albany Post Road »

A Sober Thought on Power

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”  ~ George Washington As we near another election and grapple with the very threats to our democracy Washington’s words once again burn my ears with the truth they tell and prompt me to another sober reflection on the subject of power. What is it? How should it … Continue reading A Sober Thought on Power »

What I Found in My Closet

  “There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless”~ Wilson Misner Maybe it’s because these restless skeletons of ours really want to dance. For a long time, I believed that skeletons were passed on from one generation to the next as an unwanted family inheritance.  The less one spoke of a skeleton the better, and if one did, one only did so … Continue reading What I Found in My Closet »