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 →
Heroes R Us
We rarely know the whole story. When we watched the January 6th Investigation, we felt numbed by all the information we hadn’t known. Personal/political agendas had intervened. Happily, sometimes the … Continue reading →