Coming to Terms

A lady I worked with many years ago once imparted a great wisdom, whispering conspiratorially in my ear, “Life is so much better when I chose to be happy over being right. I’d much rather be happy than right.”   Sixteen years ago, those words tore...

The Measure of an Hour

It’s amazing what a week’s worth of real sleep will do for you. I took four days off and, oh-my-God was it good for the soul. I puttered a little; I visited old friends. I discovered what it was like to get a full night’s sleep. Nothing major happened over the week,...

Where did 2018 Go?

Instead of my usual looking forward wistfully to the blank boxes of a new calendar, I find myself mulling over the past year. I do wonder how 2018 has set up the absolute unknown of 2019, but mostly I’m looking back. New Year’s Eve is a good time to do that, I...

What you dig?

Because I’m always down for some good reading, or listening, or whatever, tell me what you’re digging on now.  Is it a blog? A book? A movie you’re watching over and over again? A song, an artist?  Let me know what you’re digging, why you dig...
Thanksgiving and Hopeseizing

Thanksgiving and Hopeseizing

I think Thanksgiving is kind of like Valentine’s Day—if someone beats their partner 364 days a year but brings them chocolate on Valentine’s Day, does that mean that Valentine’s Day is special?