It’s too easy to be angry all of the time..

(Originally posted Jan 23, 2020) Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But being angry all of the time is about as easy as it’s ever been. And so much of our anger is directed towards other PEOPLE isn’t it? Which begs the question: How much better, more enlightened, more intelligent, more loving, more giving, more caring, less…

A Thanksgiving Story

This past week-end we took an Uber to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.  Maxwell, our driver, was an African immigrant from a small village in Nigeria who had been in the United States just a few years. His Honda was immaculate both inside and out and he described with pride how he worked hard to…

“I’d like to buy a vowel..”

Let me start my describing my character:  harmless boring(?) good sense of humor. And now let me set the scene: I’m checking out at the grocery store.. See? Boring. There is no bagger, so I’m packing my own stuff.. probably way too many heavy items into each thin bag.. (A real bagger would have used…

C’mon people..

The CEO of PG&E and the Governor of California had to make an announcement yesterday asking residents not to target utility employees.  Several have been shot at, forced off the road and many have had their lives threatened. Listen, I get it. Between the fires and the black-outs I’m sure millions are quite literally going…

Thank-you!

I just want to take a moment to thank all of the good people who make my world and yours a more peaceful and hopeful place. From the healthcare worker who takes an extra minute to calm anxious nerves to the girl on Instagram who posts motivational quotes to brighten up strangers’ days. You are…

Toxic “Togetherness”

There is a mental and physical price to pay for long term exposure to negativity, anger, fear and hate…and when it’s woven into our social circles and daily interactions with others, the cost is even higher. It wasn’t that long ago that I was not only a daily consumer of toxicity but a conduit for…