How to right your thinking and improve your mood

October 19, 2021
Sometimes, all it takes is an understanding of the simple source of our thoughts. And for that, I turn to the wisdom of  fake Lao Tzu. That's right, fake. Because this quote has been attributed to him. Not accurate, though. Also attributed to a Brazilian motivational speaker....

Thoughts at 37,000 feet

July 8, 2021
This is opinion, but it is also reality. Which can bite. I’m writing this on a Delta flight from Atlanta to San Francisco on the first of July. The guy across the...

Whose music are you dancing to?

July 6, 2021
  This is, in fact, the life experience of many creative souls, from Van Gogh and Hemingway to writers I know and yes, even me. Even me. Not everyone...

Why you’re never too old

June 15, 2021
I'll be 70 this summer.  70! I can't wrap my head around it. Still, it doesn't seem as old as I expected, because it's never occurred to me to approach life with...

When that one little thing pushes us over the edge

June 10, 2021
The first thing I saw this morning was a blast email from the obit site,, reminding me of the death of someone I had known. The reminder was meant to sell...

Something’s going on–and it’s not good

June 4, 2021
Women around me are falling apart. Have you noticed far more anxiety and neurosis around you? I don’t suffer it, myself, but I see it everywhere. Women I know are...

Don’t you dare write about me!

May 24, 2021
When someone sits down to dinner with you and the first they they say is "I don't want you to write about this" you know it'll be an interesting evening. "It's what I...

When memories take you to a different world

May 17, 2021
On our way to Costco today we passed what used to be the Coleman Still. I was instantly transported back 30 years to what now seems like a completely different world. I...

Spring-summer reading list

May 10, 2021
It's not exactly time for summer beach reads, but if you're looking for something new and's what some of my friends and social media friends are...

About that moment in time when everything can change

May 3, 2021
There's a moment in time--for all of us-- that could change everything. When a decision is called for. Or maybe not even noticed. Which college do I attend? Do I stay...

Why would I dream about rabbit hunting in Maui?

April 26, 2021
First of all, I do not hunt and do not support sport hunting. I see no sport in it at all. Look at that cute little rabbit face! That soft fur! No. Do not hunt anything,...

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