“Do you believe in original sin?” I asked. He thought for a moment and after decades of life and living replayed through his mind, he replied, “When babies are born, they have to be selfish to survive. When am I going to eat? How am I going to stay warm? Read More
Posts published in “Life”
People who don’t “fit in” want to participate in life, but struggle with the acumen of required interpersonal skill. We don’t see our formative moments as adversity shapes and contradicts our natural responses. Pain must have a voice – I speak for those who identify with its existence and experience.
A great read for those who wish to understand and empathize and extend a gentle embrace of acceptance.… Read More
Arrogance cannot coexist with love.
Disappointment, the black hole that swallows all joy.
Joy, contentment, and peace are absent your responses . . . replaced with name calling, labels and barbs of expectations unfulfilled in my human replies. The last two letters you used the terms “disappointed, liberal, liar, scoffer, false prophet, damnable heresies, hell bound, deceived, and gobbledygook.”
I came to you with an open heart, Read More
Addiction is the brain battling for reward – continuously searching for reinforcement. We are evolutionary learning machines, craving memories of euphoria and satisfaction. The earlier we instill value and worth into each human being, from the first breath of a baby, through turbulent youth and pain of adulthood, the more likely Read More
You are not guilty – you are learning.
You are not a loner – you are refusing to settle.
You are not wired weird – you are thinking for yourself.
It’s okay to be crazy…..everyone else is too.
Except those who aren’t…..and they are already dead.… Read More
Listening to the Packers game on the radio last Sunday, the announcer exclaimed, “What a great hit! And no flag!” Second announcer replied, “Imagine that.”
I grew up loving the passion and exuberance of an NFL game. Today, I twitch. I twitch with either dread or relief. Read More