Tell Me What You Want to Hear

Winter is easily the time of tales as the nights lengthen and people bundle together to warm one another with laughter. Yet clearly summer won’t be denied as folks go out into the dark in search of bonfires and accommodating winds. We seek the cooler […]

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I’m Not the Only Goose in Town

I am not nor have I ever been a very big fan of Aesop. What I mean to say is that too many of our long-held misperceptions of various animals, and by extension our fellow man, are stupid-harmful. So many of his fables would progress […]

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Egg Drop Soup: The Five-Finger Method for Getting a Grip

It’s one of those easier-said-than-done things, right? Everybody’s cooing “Priorities …” in one ear, and yelling “GOALS” in the other. Get the balance right and you’re “assured” a healthy, happy, and meaningful life because the world will be your “oyster.”

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Egg Drop Soup: Telling Tales Tells All

A friend said to me recently that human beings are meaning makers when I said that we are story-telling creatures. It’s true, we view the world and the things in it and assign meaning to everything. Meanwhile, our subconscious/lizard brain uses over-simplified yes-or-no friend-or-foe logic […]

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Are You Prepared to Help?

It’s hard asking for help. It’s humbling admitting that we aren’t 100% self-sufficient at any given moment day or night. It’s another opportunity to compare ourselves to others, perhaps even denying someone else the help we could so easily give.

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