Two Dreams: 1) Sparrow and Spider

When I have dreams, I have VIVID, movie-quality dreams. These things are crazy in their color, detail. Last night I had (at least) 2 very vivid dreams. Let me tell you about the first one: The Birds and the Spider. At the end, go ahead…try your hand at ‘the meaning’ behind the dream. Sparrow andContinue reading “Two Dreams: 1) Sparrow and Spider”

I Want, I Deserve, I Need, I DEMAND!

Maybe you’ve noticed. Over the past several years, a mindset has taken hold. This mindset is becoming pervasive in our culture. The speed at which it is spreading is breathtaking, but in many ways, it’s as old as humanity. It is a mindset that says ‘I want…’. It’s a philosophy which encourages the individual toContinue reading “I Want, I Deserve, I Need, I DEMAND!”

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 cleanContinue reading “Now What?”

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’Continue reading “Are You Ready?”

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.Continue reading “What Are You Waiting For?”

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! OneContinue reading “I Wonder…”

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?Continue reading “Pots and Kettles”