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 […]

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? […]

No Rest for YOU!

One of my favorite ‘Seinfeld’ episodes from years ago was called ‘Soup Nazi’. There was a chef in New York who was very temperamental, and IF you wanted soup from him, you had to make sure to conduct yourself according to his ‘code’ while in his shop…otherwise you’d here the phrase, “No soup for YOU!”, […]

What Can We Do?

My goodness! There are LOTS of stressors in the world right now! I look at the headlines from the last week–Political turmoil (what else is new?), Weather turmoil (Hurricane Florence is coming ashore as I write, with 3 ‘named’ storms churning out at sea and Super Typhoon Mangkhut is heading toward China and the Philippines); Gunmen […]