Know Thyself

According to legend, “Know Thyself” was carved into stone at the entrance to Apollo’s temple at Delphi in Greece.  The Greek philosopher, Socrates, is quoted as saying, “To know thyself… Read More

The Ungrateful Dead

(Artwork the courtesy of Karla Jean Gallagher.  See more at www.missprintsandmasterpieces.com,) My apologies to the Grateful Dead followers for this title.  I chose it to write about gratitude because I… Read More

Whence Kindness???

Years ago I read an essay entitled “Manners Matter.”  It was written by a social psychologist whose name I have forgotten, but the basic premise of the essay has stayed… Read More

The Other Voice

You may be acutely aware, or perhaps, dimly aware that you have two voices in your head, and that most of the time, these two voices are in direct opposition… Read More

Float Like a Butterfly

There is the story of the two Zen monks walking together on a muddy road, for there had been heavy rains the night before.  They eventually came to a crossroads… Read More

It’s About Time

“As Time Goes By,” “Time is on My Side,” “Time in a Bottle,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Time for Me to Fly,” “Praying for Time,” “If I Could Turn… Read More

Trust with a Capital T

Establishing and maintaining trust is considered a crucial component in intimate relationships.  Relationship experts argue that without trust, no relationship will thrive, and very few are likely to survive.  Breaches… Read More

Dynamic Faith

“As you sow, so shall you reap.”  I was repeatedly told this at Sunday school, confirmation, Bible school, and church. As a child, I heard this as more than just… Read More

What Do You Control?

There is the well-known Serenity Prayer, which goes, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the… Read More
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