How I’m Benefiting From Journaling

I've journaled off and on over the course of my life, but usually only during dark times, because I've heard it...

Another Dietary Milestone…

Awhile back, I mentioned on Facebook how, in a moment of frustration and weakness, I said screw it and bought mac-n-cheese...

A Word About Eggs & Inflammation

Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory, whereas omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, therefore counteracting the inflammatory effects of omega-6. So whenever possible,...

My Last McRib Sandwhich

The other day, I ate what will likely be my last McRib sandwich. I've always loved the McRib—even though yes, I'm aware...

Three Poems

The other day, I was going through some old files, and surprisingly, came across two poems I'd apparently written some years...

The Silence of the Lambs

When I was a kid, I somehow got it in my head that I wanted to start collecting butterflies. It was...

On the Gillette Ad Controversy

To me, it's really quite simple: where we spend our limited time, attention, and energy is much more important than where...

The Need to Re-establish an Appropriate Degree of Disconnectedness

A recent thought: The advent of the Internet, cell phone networks, social media, and the prevalence of cameras & video cameras everywhere...

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

Somebody posted the following quote on Facebook the other day, and I thought it worth sharing: "You need to learn how to...

Make Today Day One

Imagine a day, long ago, when a young, timid, scared Michael Jordan ventured out onto a basketball court for the very...

How Lists Help the Present Me Manage the Future Me

In his books, and on his blog, and in various podcasts, Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) regularly mentions his use of...

A Quick Word About Giving, and Forgiving

True giving, and/or forgiving—i.e., from Spirit—must be unconditional; we cannot truly forgive someone with any expectation of apology, remorse, or any...

My New Mantra: 10 Steps Forward, 9 Steps Back

After all my decades of life experience, I've recently adopted a new mantra: 10 steps forward, 9 steps back... I used to...

Ignore Your ‘Magical Magnifying Mind’ & Carry On

I had an interesting life lesson recently, thought I'd share... For several days, I'd been stressed, frustrated, angry, depressed, etc. due to...

Stories: Such Timid Little Creatures

Stories are like highly sensitive, timid creatures; during times of stress and chaos and insecurity, etc., they all run and hide....

A Tale of Two Hurricanes: The Illusion Of Choice

Okay, we have Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Irma; both are really bad for society, but let's say people are given a...

When Government Silences Speech

You do realize, do you not, that governments are comprised of human beings, and that human beings—far more often than not—will...

Mistaking Pleasure For Happiness

Another quick thought: One of the most important things I've learned to distinguish—and, unfortunately, only recently in my life—is the fine, nearly...

How do I Forgive the Unforgivable?

There was a time in my life when I was dealing with lots of problems, a lot of baggage from my...

Know Thyself, & Know Thine Enemy – For They Are Often One & The...

I didn't want to go to the gym this morning. I really, really, didn't feel like going. And, I had so...