The Emotional Suffocation of Self
What happens when you try to suppress who you are? Many of us have had the experience since we needed to fit in, to please, to match an … Continue reading →
Where Did Human Consciousness Come From?
“What if”: we know those words as a prompt for creative writing—especially science fiction. But “what if” is an essential part of a well-lived life. “What if I date a … Continue reading →
In the seventies, we used to joke that the FBI had files on us all—not merely Muhammed Ali. Why would they bother, we believed then. Today, you can search online … Continue reading →
Bring the Light to Belong
When I first saw Michelle Obama on TV, I thought she was from a privileged family because of her poise and ability to converse articulately. Her books—especially THE LIGHT WE … Continue reading →
The Heroes of Living
Many people agonize over their lives, trying to find a pattern that proves they’re making or have made a difference by being alive. If they can’t find one, they may … Continue reading →
Is This Tomorrow?
Chiding elderly people about their struggles to keep up with change provides fodder for humor that’s sure to make younger people laugh. “Having trouble? Ask a kid.” The truth is, … Continue reading →
Compassion Can Be Uncomfortable
Last week I had occasion to spend quantities of time in the waiting rooms of medical offices. During one such visit, I encountered an elderly lady who felt compelled to … Continue reading →
When I was very young, my sisters and I had a competition over who would spot the arrival of our beloved grandmother first. When I was the lucky one, I … Continue reading →
Sometimes our bodies teach us lessons. We all know or should know that exercise is one. Use it or lose it is a truth. If you sit like a plant, … Continue reading →
My idea was to hurry and finish the final edits to my new novel RETURN TICKET before my cataract surgeries so I could conclude the process of being published before … Continue reading →