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...

Helping with Questions

It often seems we’re hyper-sensitive about invading other people’s privacy.  As a result a lot of people engage in inane or boring conversation, trying to tip-toe around questions that appear to be invasive.  Yet asking questions, especially personal questions, can be...

Getting Honest about Liberation

Are you really living the life you want?  What is keeping you from a closer examination of where you are going?   What are you afraid of?  Are you willing to be brutally honest with yourself?  Fundamentally these are the basic questions we ought to ask ourselves from...

Our Internal Debates

Along with many of you, I viewed the much-touted presidential debate.  Sadly I do not feel any better informed after the debate than before.  This is because: I have grown cynical about what is possible versus what is      probable in American politics; it’s...