Like most people, I enjoy going out to the movies with friends or my family. In the olden times (when movies were first made, and small patches of gray began to show in my beard) I loved going to movies alone. To be near other people in a dark environment was always pretty good, but … Continue reading The Dubious Social Life of a moviegoer.
There are repercussions, consequences, and outcomes of using our speech that can be far less than favorable to our agendas and desires. What we say these days can be instantly spread to larger and larger circles of people with perfect fidelity. On the internet, there is no ‘whisper down the lane’. What you say is … Continue reading The Social (Media) Experiment
How often have you pined for 'the golden days' or 'the good old days' only to think back and realize how badly you wanted to be somewhere else: preferably the future? If you think about it, even during 'the good old days' you were looking for something else--another when. Now you're in a radically different place … Continue reading Why we don’t know what we want anymore.
I haven't spoken about this topic in a while. There's a story to our personal healing, and whatever that is or looks like for you, I think there are quite a lot of commonalities between the stories. Common threads, elements, and experiences. Most people know me as the guy who came back to life from … Continue reading Healing —The Early Days
7 Years ago today, my mom departed from this world and left me behind. I feel happy to know that she got to see one of my books published when I was much younger. I know she would be proud to know what I've been up to lately. I miss her, but I know she … Continue reading The Short & Long of It
The struggle is real.That's the meme everyone likes to repeat, isn't it? I hear people saying it for silly shit, 'issues' that aren't, you know, in actuality, issues. Our language is devolving into something I hardly recognize, and my soul laments! I need to read more books, all kinds of them. When I'm done reading … Continue reading Hodgepodge
The social pot has been deeply stirred and disturbed. We all have good reasons to be unhappy and upset. Thing is, you can't live well by just raging. We can face the storm with peace and with humor and skill. The skill part is developing a space of peace and humor and yes even love … Continue reading The Stirred Social Pot
I've been thinking a lot lately about why we strive for personal excellence. I've also been thinking that personal excellence is often confused with perfectionism. Because we're a curious species, I've been wondering why we bother striving for personal excellence (or perfection.) Obviously there's a mythos around personal excellence. Your religion tells you to be … Continue reading Personal Excellence
One of the greatest qualities of our country, America, is the right to free speech that we all have. I can write a novel, or a short story, or a blog article, and it's not an illegal act to do so. I can say whatever I want to anyone I want...of course, there are consequences. … Continue reading Happy 4th! May Freedom of Speech Reign!
At the end of the day, we're all human. I think about the hippocratic oath doctors take. I think about how, in this day and age especially, they must be careful to keep all political discussion out of their wheelhouse and keep the focus on their patients and their patient's health. They cannot be too … Continue reading Emotional Terrorism and the Right of Free Speech