The Year I Learned to Write

 What can you do today that you were not capable of a few years ago?


When I think back to where exactly I was 365 days ago, it never ceases to amaze me the jagged artwork that change has woven into the tapestry of my life.  Each seemingly unconnected event has worked to put me exactly where I am supposed to be.

Many philosophies support the idea of a preconceived plan for everyone. I am not sure about that yet, but sometimes it seems like things fall into place in ways that you would never believe. So here are some of the things that I can do today that I was not capable of a few years ago.

Pushing Your Buttons

Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?

pushing elevator buttons
Don’t look at the lights

by Jonathan Hilton Day #44

I am sure there are plenty of different philosophies to answering this question, and I believe the type of person you are will determine your behavior when it comes to elevator button pushing. The differences in this area are not meant to create divisions but to define who we are as people.

Personally when I have the occasion to use an elevator, which surprisingly doesn’t happen very often.  I am transformed into a ten year old boy fascinated with this form of

Are You Truly Living

What is the difference between being alive and truly living?

truly living
Are you truly living?

by Jonathan Hilton

All people are going to answer this question differently depending on where they are in their life.  To me being alive is a fact of nature, and enjoying life and living for a purpose is truly living.  But how do you enjoy life?

Other people will answer this very differently.    It only takes a few visits to any number of blogs to experience the wide variety of philosophies and beliefs that exist.

Things To Think About On This Sad Day

Things To Remember

Today is December 15, 2012 and the nation and the world has been shocked, saddened and dismayed by the actions of one unstable individual in Connecticut yesterday.  The act was unbelievable to the majority of people and it leaves everyone searching for answers, looking for meaning of things and trying to deal with a situation that makes absolutely no sense.  The melancholy is palpable as you move through the crowds and see the faces on what should be a festive day preparing for Christmas, family visits and good cheer.

The Forty one Year Fight

Mike Martin and I have been friends for forty one years.  There are not many people in the

41 year fight
Even though Mike is always wrong, he still argues with me all the time. He is so stubborn.

world outside of your family that you have known your entire life, and still call them your friend. I am fortunate to have had a friend for most of my life, who is cantankerous, stubborn and is often not right about anything! He would tell you the same thing about me.  We work together right now and that leads to many conflicts about virtually every subject.  When I started this new Picture Project I was in between two of these conflicts, so it only made sense that the first picture should be a symbol of the fights we have on most days.  These “fights” are more philosophical battles, where we do not agree on much of anything.  But when the chips are down, I know I can count on him and he on me.