Did Curiosity Really Kill the Cat???

Have you ever met people who, simply put, were uninteresting?  Perhaps it was because they only wanted to talk about themselves.  Or maybe, they talked about only one subject–sports, politics,… 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

To Hell with Success

A New Paradigm How much have you thought about the paradigms you live by?  Have you ever stopped and paid close attention to them?  Have you ever seriously questioned the… 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

Never Forget To Laugh

“To be serious is to be self-righteous.  The foundation of healthy humor is joy.  Before we can have a sense of humor, we must be joyous.  If we are joyless,… 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

The End of Guilt

A young man sat on a riverbank.  In a peaceful state, he was absorbed in the sounds and sights of nature surrounding him.  Suddenly he heard desperate cries for help.… Read More

The Messenger

I awakened this morning, and as is my habit, I first peered out my upstairs window.  Below, at the foot of the carousel bird feeder, pecked away a pair of… Read More
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