• Growing Pains

    [from FaceBook post, Aug 07, 2019]


    Well, the weather station says "Rein Today". Yup. Here I am. 😌

    Been a rough couple days "internally" for me. This, I now know, means I'm growing. I also know it means I'm sitting on top of another opportunity to know myself, my heart, my mind a bit better. And as that happens, I get to know those around me better. And, as a side bonus, I become a person even better for others to know! 😏

    Does it absolutely feel like SUCK while all this growing and knowing is going on? Certainly does. Sometimes more than others. And I feel blessed I've gotten myself (with much work and support of others beside just myself) to a point in my life I can actually discern where my learning is SEPARATE from the pain and discomfort of stretching my somewhat "custom built" mind. (My FASD peeps will understand that last comment fairly well, I suspect.πŸ™ƒ)

    Today it actually IS raining here in Kingston. Last night my eyes were raining. Weather happens. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ
    It doesn't define me, though (running with this metaphor!) weather may be helping carve me into the man I actually am... a good one. A sensitive one. An unapologetically ReinMan one.

    Thanks for reading, my most dear Peeps!
    - Namaste Y'All β˜€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

  • Lookout Y'all! I'm coming to Sioux Lookout!

    [posted in FaceBook July 27, 2019]

    Excited! Just got asked to do a 30 minute talk regarding the importance of getting a correct and accurate diagnosis for mental disorders... in my case FASD.

    And I get to also travel for this to the wilds of Western Ontario (Sioux Lookout). And, even more fun, I will also be doing some workshopping and public awareness work with my new friend, RJ Formanek! πŸ˜ƒ

    Pondering how I can best be an effective speaker to help bring a little less confusion and concern to this rather daunting disorder.

  • About That 4-Colour Bic Pen of Mine

    [from Face Book July 16, 2019]

    You know something? I have pretty atrocious penmanship.

    My speling abbillities ain't very good neither.

    In general, manual writing has always been a bit of a Slow Grind down a Long Bumpy Road for me.

    AND... for some strange reason... it is still the BEST way for me to get my thoughts out of my head and down onto something solid.

    When I'm working on sorting out "where I am in my head" the magic of physical journaling really helps me navigate the stormy seas of my sometimes scary rather busy and (at times) brilliant brain.

    Oh. And for me? A FOUR COLOUR BIC PEN is essential towards putting things down in a way I might be able to decrypt at some future date. (The Cherry Cola? Not a necessity, in fact a RARITY for me... but nice to enjoy on a rather hot n humid summer's day.)

    Happy summer on y'all!  β˜€οΈπŸ˜Ž

  • Feeling Free

    [from FaceBook post July 10, 2019]


    Feeling so blessed and lucky too! I get to ride my bike to my work. I do love my wee Hyundai Accent very much... but during the Spring/Summer/Fall months I get myself wherever I have to go via my trusty bike.

    My ride to work is downhill, a free ride. A breeze.

    And then, coming home, it's a bit of work.

    There are potholes in both directions to navigate with as much skill as I can muster on any given day.
    There are also patios along the way. In both directions.

    On them I sometimes pause - connect with old friends. Meet new ones.

    Life is never ever perfect. And in that truth lies the Perfection.

    zoomZoomZOOM, my fine Peeps!  ❀️ 😎

  • Being Honest With Friends and John Lennon

    [from FaceBook post June 03, 2019]


    I'm not always a fun friend to have around. Most people who get close to me learn this eventually. AND (to be fair to myself) sometimes, I'm a RIOT to have around. I can be a pretty darned good friend to most.❀️

    One thing that they know: I tend to be always "working" on some part of me, and that can cause me to appear unpredictable and even aggressive in presenting Myself to the world... (specially with my boundaries, which is something, at almost 60 years old, I'm finally getting a handle on.)

    But this quote of John Lennon's reminded me today that the only way forward is to be true to myself and then, as best I can, be compassionately honest with my friends.

    It also reminds me that this crazy ol' Universe assists in adjustments and re-targeting of one's path as one's Life Lessons are completed and we move onto the next "soul project".

    Be true, and good, to one another my fine Peeps.

    Namaste Y'all! πŸ˜‰πŸ™πŸΌ