(This was written in 2012 Oro Valley, AZ. It is advice for my two daughters whom were 14 and 17 years of age at the time. The are both doing fine to date. It's very personal) To my daughters Alyson and Alexa, Due to recent events and my feeling particularly depressed of late, I’ve decided … Continue reading So My Daughter (full version)
...please forgive 1st video experiment. Very hard to shift, steer, and hold the phone. I was going to post the rest of the "So My Daughter" note, but I have a debilitating migraine and decided to send this instead. Hang tough. The Scarp.
I did the best I could with what I knew I wonder if it was enough to see you through May the choices you've made truly be your own Since you are responsible for the seeds you have sown (This is a preview of something extremely personal about my two daughters that will be … Continue reading So My Daughter
Expectations can be tricky. Establish them too high and you could be setting yourself up for disappointment. Set them too low, you spare yourself the disappointment, but it’s a good bet that you’re not going to get a desired result. So what the hell? What about the personal expectations you have set for yourself, friends … Continue reading Where are Your Expectations?
I started "Struggle Street" Oct. 23, 2017 as part of a new treatment regimen. I was hoping it would control my severe depression/PTSD that I had been suffering from since childhood (Reasons). Today I would like to share a brief list of symptoms/behaviors from both before and after this treatment. Before: fatigue, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH UPDATE
Dear Scarp, Please heed this advice that I’m about to share. It will keep you from extreme pain and suffering and will save you precious time. After all, time is all you really have. First, always, always, always be yourself under any circumstance. You do not have to hide your intelligence just to make others … Continue reading A letter To My Younger Self
Desired result can be a source of trepidation because they can come in varying degrees. (think subjective) Let’s call that variation a grey area (not the “50 Shades” type, we want to live there). I’m talking about the kind of grey area that lawyers live for and the majority of us think sucks because we … Continue reading Are you getting the results you desire?
This pesky little dichotomy can cross you up making your life very unsavory if you let it. Let’s examine the difference between the two. First, “reaction”, we react to stimuli every day, one example would be if someone cuts you off in traffic. Your first reaction might be, “I’ll kill that Mother Fucker” or “That … Continue reading React v Respond What’s your Choice?