Two Different Searches

Years ago when my children were ages 12, 9 and 8, we took a family vacation to Disneyland in Orlando, Florida.  Rather than spend all our time there, we took… Read More

Anger–Fear Disguised?

The best way to write about anger is to begin with a story.   Years ago before I retired, I was driving in the right lane on a thoroughfare in Fargo,… Read More

Saying Yes

There is something very specific I encourage you to become aware of on a daily basis.  How many times each day do you say “No” to life, and how often… Read More

Depression’s Fraternal Twin: Anxiety

In a previous article, “Depression Unveiled,” I wrote about depression–its causes, symptoms, and treatments.  Although there are different schools of thought regarding the origins of depression, there is widespread agreement… Read More

From Betrayal to Trust

In a previous article, “Totally Confused About Everything,” I wrote about crises–their potential for damaging or healing, for regressing or growing.  A betrayal of trust is one such defining moment… Read More

Totally Confused About Everything

(Artwork the courtesy of Karla Jean Gallagher.  See more at www.missprintsandmasterpieces.com,) Have you ever had a moment when nothing made sense?  That the rug had been pulled out from under you… Read More

The Big Sell

A few years ago, a friend of mine was working for an agency that was resettling refugees from Sudan.  Part of his job was to help them find an apartment… Read More

Going Bananas

When I bought my current residence in Mexico nearly 4 years ago, one of the exciting features was the banana trees clustered on a downhill slope near the south end… Read More

Heroine or Hapless One?

(Note:  This is the third article based on the poetry of Shel Silverstein.) Another one of my favorite poems in Shel Silverstein’s book Where the Sidewalk Ends is “Melinda Mae.” … Read More

Junk or Treasure?

This is the second of a series of articles I am writing that feature the poetry of Shel Silverstein from his books Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in… Read More