Some Mistakes Were Made

Some, by Marilyn J. Rowland

I don’t know how to write about this

That’s the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it. Anderson Cooper Brittany … Continue reading

October 31, 2022 · 1 Comment

Remembering JFK

My first reaction was to look at my best friend, across the room from me in eleventh-grade Honors English class and laugh, and even 50 years later, I cannot explain … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Musical Mistakes

I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes. Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) Some people can play so well, so confidently, that you might imagine they never make mistakes. … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Birth of a Writer

“Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer.” Jose Saramago I picked this … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Proper Use of Art Supplies

This is not the highest and best use of art supplies. I bought these crayons long ago, mail-order, after seeing them in a catalog of wondrous things to inspire children’s … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

Hoarding and Sharing

“We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing.” Billy Graham (born 1918) I’m not sure what the context of Billy Graham’s statement, above, was, but … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brothers and Sisters and a Cello

I just finished watching all five seasons of “Brothers and Sisters” on Netflix. I wish I had time to watch it again and note all the inconsistencies and oddities, but … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unexpected Outcomes

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” James Joyce (1882-1941) When I was 14, I was diagnosed with scoliosis (curvature of the spine), and told that I would need surgery, following … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Lesson from Steve Jobs

“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Moving On

Weight has always been an issue with me. Even when I was thin, I wanted to be thinner. I am quite overweight now and have been for the last 20 … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment