Giving Power to Perps

Perpetrators of inappropriate or illegal behavior get away with it because too many victims don’t come forward and make a credible and loud fuss.  And when they do, the rest of us often tend to dismiss their allegations and defend the perp, who often holds a position...

Finding Mr. Right

In my last post, Facing My Biggest Fear, I wrote about how I tried to avoid isolation and loneliness most of my life.  I concluded this post with:  I now have a new perspective.  Instead of seeking the perfect date I am going out on dates…with myself.  I have got to...

Thanks, but No Thanks!

I really don’t have much I wish to be thankful for.  I am not thankful that a huge number of my brothers and sisters continue to suffer from the recession.  I am not thankful that my neighbors’ homes are under water, sometime literally!  I am not thankful that I can’t...

React or Respond?

Okay, full confession: I have centuries of Southern Italian blood coursing through my veins.  And I’m half Sicilian, so given that Island’s history I probably have Arabic, Greek, French, Latin, and North African influences.  So it’s no surprise that I react strongly...

Are You Happy?

Such a question!  But are you?  What is it that makes you happy?  What do you need to make you happier?  Can we be happy merely be avoiding situations and people that make us unhappy?  Or is there a better way? In our search for happiness we may aim for goals or...