A successful country needs believers.

(Originally posted Feb 9, 2018) I believe that the little green papers tucked inside my wallet have value and can be exchanged for goods and services.. but if enough other people aren’t believers- we’ll have a problem. I believe that when a cop turns on his lights, he has the right to pull me over….

It’s too easy to be angry all of the time..

(Originally posted Jan 23, 2020) Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But being angry all of the time is about as easy as it’s ever been. And so much of our anger is directed towards other PEOPLE isn’t it? Which begs the question: How much better, more enlightened, more intelligent, more loving, more giving, more caring, less…

I won’t smile and you can’t make me.

I remember a friend once telling me that she had “every right to be miserable.”  I was trying to lift her spirits after a break-up and she was having absolutely none of it. No doubt she had every reason to be sad, I would have been sad too…but she wasn’t explaining her reason to me..she…

The anatomy of parental panic.

I woke up in a cold sweat; visions of the little rice cooker melting down on her desk, bursting into flames and instantly consuming all that IKEA pressed wood. What the heck? “Why am I thinking about this?” I wonder as I grope for my glasses, grab my cell phone and begin typing a quick…

It’s OK to feel.

My poor daughter.. After much thought, she sent a guy she likes a small box of assorted goodies (nuts n’ stuff)  for Christmas along with a nice card. Nothing too personal, nothing too much, just a kind gesture that could be used as an opening if he was looking to develop a deeper friendship. Response?…

Emotions..

Don’t deny you have them.. use them!