Jay Mitlo

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We’re in this Together…Alone.

We’re in this Together…Alone.

Why is everyone so angry? Why are there 1,000 opinions on everything that's been going on and each one is absolutely correct according to its author? Why is everyone an expert on public health and no one concerned about it? "Wear a mask, don't be a follower, stay at...

Truth

Truth

We have spent a lot of time around the Mitlo household cleaning, fixing, painting, renovating, since we've been told to stay at home. We even made our way up to the attic. We brought down ALL of the cardboard boxes and transferred what we wanted to keep (why we...

Pressure Reveals

Pressure Reveals

These are terribly pressure filled times. The pressure builds on so many fronts. From the distant thought of, "Is this the end of the world?" to the day to day, "how am I going to fill my day?" and everything in between, there are pressures all around us. There are...

These Days…

These Days…

What and how I feel about what's been going on is all over the place. In general though, I tell my kids that it's more important to know what you DON'T KNOW than what you do know. I am sure that I don't know... How bad this will be.How bad it really is.How it could...

What Death Does

What Death Does

Kobe Bryant died yesterday. Gigi Bryant yesterday. Three members of the same family died yesterday. A pilot died yesterday. A serviceman died yesterday. A policeman died yesterday. A doctor died yesterday. A teacher died yesterday. A priest died yesterday. A homeless...

The Futility of Self Care

The Futility of Self Care

Yay! It's 2020! It's a new year and THIS year is going to be different. Somehow...it's going to be different. Granted, every month is a new month. Every week is a new week and every day a new day but somehow a new year...well, THAT'S the magic. That's what will enable...

Give Us a Shot

Give Us a Shot

Whenever I change the church sign I always have to pass the Rachel test. She is always worried that I might be offending someone. My kids are just about on the opposite side of things wanting me to push the envelope a little. The idea behind this sign was just a...

5 Years Since Trey…A List

5 Years Since Trey…A List

It's been 5 years (and one week) since Trey passed away. What do you do with that? Well, I'm making a list. Overall, we're good. All things considered...very good.Joe and Bella used to say that they have lived two lives, one with Trey and one since he passed away.Now...

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