Life takes turns that leave you gasping for air. Every last breath. Nothing is so bad that the lights should go out, but then they flicker and the room fades slow to black. The floor drops out from under you. Whatever you use to balance and ground your life – are gone. You are sinking, … More Resting on the Bottom
Recently, I watched a DVD of one the last films I saw in the movie theater, pre-pandemic. It got me wondering when, or if, I would ever experience another movie theater film. Life has changed mightily in my 63 years. Overall, life is easier and more convenient, but I would not say universally better. There … More The Change Up: Good or Bad?
Doubt is a hazy streetlight Blinding the show in the night sky Love is the invisible radar Painting pictures in the mind’s eye A few certain things A red ball of morning fire Kids and animal love Long held secret desire Lost objects are found Faith embraces from the start Wishes find their home … More Doubt
Tell me why the world seems brighter And reality feels infinity lighter Tell me why the moon glows Brighter than a Valentines rose Tell me why the sun is healing Warming the spirit with feeling Tell me why time stands still Standing at the peak of the hill Tell me why I can see forever … More Tell Me Why
A million English language words A vast opportunity of expression Each a snowflake of meaning Paintbrushes of inner confession What can I say, without the wordplay? Hand me the script for this occasion Many answers and witty remarks My problem will not fit this equation Standing here, no excuse in hand That empty facial look … More What Can I Say?
You know the moment that something brilliant pops into your head. An idea or a truth. The light bulb over your head turns on. Maybe it even strobes or registers an exclamation mark. A stroke of genius will trigger the “Do You Realize??” song by The Flaming Lips and the “happy dance” cannot be far … More When You Realize
Every decade or so there seems to be a dip in the economy. The stock market tanks, people get scared, jobs are lost and big corporations get bailed out. It’s the American Way. Not every recession is the same; some are slight, and others longer and more destructive. The Great Recession of ten or so … More It’s That Time Again
How many times a day do we hear this question? Five, ten, twenty times? It is the universal greeting. It is the cotton candy of greetings. And the typical response? Good or fine. Why even ask? When we are greeting someone do we really want to have a conversation about how that person is doing? … More “Hi, How Are You?”
Life isn’t always fair or uplifting. Sometimes it sucks. At some point in our lives we’ve been humbled, taken down a notch, or made to see the error of our ways. The act of humility is recognizing and accepting missteps, and understanding why we failed. No, it’s not always someone else’s fault. Sometimes we get exactly … More Looking Back
Unless you are 20 years old, it doesn’t work. It can’t work. The banana can never be green again. Twenty is not a cultural touchstone. It is the epicenter of only that universe. Twenty is when kids are figuring it out. Youthful appearance and attitude are cultural currency for that generation, but not tender as … More Try to Be 20