On Anxiety

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in This was on my mind, Uncategorized | No Comments

Anxiety is a car full of common concerns whose brakes have failed.          The chronically concerned. The worn-out worried. The unceasingly distressed. Millions of people suffer from anxiety and depression and I am one of them.  Like most members of Anxiety Society, I can take some small concern and turn it into a disaster. It doesn’t […]

Bloom365

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in My Cause | No Comments

I know these things seem unrelated but I don’t believe they are. They, too, feel like intractable problems but I don’t believe that either. ¨A man climbs into his car with his estranged wife and their children and drives them all into a lake. ¨An eight-year-old boy hangs himself after being bullied. ¨A man returns […]

Ten Things I Learned in 27 years of Marriage

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in This was on my mind | No Comments

January 20, 2016 Ten Things I Learned in 27 Years of Marriage Number 1: I had more June Cleaver, Claire Huxtable genes than I thought. Nothing like love to make you feel oddly domestic in ways you swore you’d never do. Number 2: I don’t know where they got this from but I did not […]

Today is a singularity

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in This was on my mind | No Comments

January 25, 2016 “Silly has Value” Today is a singularity. There will be other days. For most, but not all of us, there will be a tomorrow. But Today, this particular twenty-four hours is a one-time thing. Once it’s gone you cannot get it back. Of course, this idea is neither novel nor hard to […]

Forgiveness

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in This was on my mind | No Comments

January 30, 2016 Forgiveness Forgiveness is a peaceful thing. It neither excuses nor rationalizes. It just frees you from the emotional baggage of other’s wrongs. Forgiveness has nothing to do with the other person acknowledging their wrong. It’s all about how the person who has been wronged decides to feel about it. You forgive someone […]