Now What?

When I was a kid, the ‘day after Christmas’ was just about the worst day of the year. All the months of anticipation…the looking through catalogs, making my ‘wish lists’, presenting it to Santa and my Parents, then waiting…and anticipating that Christmas morning celebration…now was over. All that was left to do was to clean […]

Multi-Level Reality

When I was a kid, I had a Stratego game. A Classic table game of strategy and ‘warfare’ to defeat your enemy by capturing his flag. A little later, my brother and I got a ‘modern equivalent’ when we received ‘Tank Battle’–another strategy game–this one with cool tank pieces–with which you tried to defeat your […]

Are You Ready?

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard people say it…and how many times I have said it too…’Are You Ready…for Christmas“? Of course, when we ask this it’s sort of a ‘superficial greeting’–similar to ‘How you doin?’ It’s polite small-talk. Friendly banter. The answer is anything from ‘Not even close’ to ‘Just about’ […]

What Are You Waiting For?

Many of us know when we need to make changes. Maybe it’s after that Doctor appointment. Maybe it’s after another fight…one more job loss…when the bills outlast the money. Changes rarely happen with we’re comfortable. In fact, changes almost never happen when things are going well and we’re ‘safe and secure’ in our own lives. […]

Getting Warmer!

Ahh, winter. A beautiful time of year–from the indoors! I love to watch the snow coming down out the back of my patio door…or my office. Beautiful! Seriously, there are very few feelings that are nicer than coming from the snow into a warm house…chili waiting…or maybe hot chocolate, wrapping yourself in a blanket and […]

I Wonder…

I wonder what will happen tomorrow…or the day after tomorrow. Will the ’causes’ that I agreed with have passed? Will those I disagreed with have failed? Will the candidates I voted for have won, or been defeated? Obviously, I don’t know that, and no one does-despite what all the conspiracy theorists out there say! One […]

Pots and Kettles

If you are…ahem…at least ‘middle aged’, like I am, you have heard the phrase, ‘That’s like the Pot calling the Kettle black’. It’s an idiom for hypocrisy–when person #1 accuses person #2 of doing the very thing that that person #1 is actually guilty of. I always wondered: Where do phrases like that come from? […]