Being Bitten in the Ass!

Today was a quiet Sunday.  I just finished making a massive pot of lentil soup. I put it on the stove to simmer and then decided to look up a couple of high school classmates to see what happened to them. One in particular had been on my mind lately for some reason. ...

Unremarkable Living

Today on my morning walk I reflected on my feelings of inner contentment.  I realized that they are based mostly on the unremarkable aspects of my life.  I’m really enjoying the lush greenery of Tampa, the explosion of colorful blooms and perfumed air, and even the...

What does it all mean?…35 Years Later.

Discovering the meaning of life has long been the butt of cartoons, as the pilgrim climbs the mountain to seek the truth from the all-knowing hermit.  The film “The Razor’s Edge” even depicted this scene as the idealistic Tyrone Power sought to fight against the...

Facing My Biggest Fear

What is your biggest fear, the one you’ve struggled to overcome for years, the one that continues to stymie your best efforts at conquering?  Some people fear the concrete: animals or insects, flying or closed spaces.  My biggest fear is less tangible.   I fear living...

Who are My Friends?

Facebook has put the word “friend” into the mouths and minds of millions.  We now can gather hundreds of people into our cyber-friend category.  But…who are the people you can count on as real friends?  Most of us intuitively know what real friendship is all about. ...