I know, New Year’s resolutions are a waste, right? Most of them last a few weeks before they fall away like the needles of a once-fresh-cut-but-now-Sahara-dry Christmas tree. So this year, I’m outsmarting the resolution makers with a new approach. … More Not Into New Year’s Resolutions? Try Reflective Analysis!
This week between Christmas and New Year’s is one of my favorites. My family and most of my friends are off work, we can do lots of visiting, get caught up on fun things we didn’t get to do during the year, and spend some time reflecting on the past year and the future. It’s … More Winter Needs A New Publicist
At this point in the season, Even though the big day is right around the corner, you may be a little “Christmassed-out” and therefore willing to entertain some of this nonsense with me- at least I’m hoping so. … More My Top 3 Christmas Parody Songs
Santa Claus is a myth. Rudolph was created by a sales and advertising team. Scholars debate the historical existence of Jesus. Yet, Christmas remains the most powerful holiday on the calendar, and with good reason. … More The True Power Of Our Artificial Christmas
You’re here again?
You didn’t listen last time either. Are you stupid? … More Visiting Him, Again
My family’s new, musical fundraising effort to support the homeless in our city. … More A Saint For The Homeless, My Family & Our Music
Well America, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but either our parents did a shitty job of raising us, or we forgot the lessons they taught. So please note the following public behavior fouls, and make our parents proud by not committing them ever again. … More Old Man Rant Episode #12: Public Behavior
Last week I shared my recent encounter with a homeless man, in which I gave him money. In the discussion that followed via the comment section and in actual conversations I had with friends, the subject of drugs came up several times. It usually went something like this: … More The Man At The Fountain Part 2-What About Drugs?
Reflecting on my encounters with the homeless. … More The Man At The Fountain: Homelessness
I threw the note inside the front door, closed it behind me and headed to the car. I really want to tell them in person but their facial expressions would’ve given away the secret without a word. I was going to ask their granddaughter to marry me that day, once we got to the beach. … More Marry Me? No? How About Now?
Almost three years later and I still hate admitting it. Here is my story and my effort to be better. … More I Killed A Fox
Halloween is an under-rated holiday but it shouldn’t be. These are a few of my favorite Halloween things. … More Halloween Hall O’ Fame
Yoda famously said to Luke Skywalker, “Do or do not, there is no try.” And even though I understand what the great Jedi master is talking about, I’m going to risk the wrath of the force by disagreeing with him. After all he’s just a little green puppet in an old movie. There is “try”. Or at least there should be. … More There Is Try: Why Yoda Was Wrong
Being a pessimist is more complicated and more positive than it sounds. Take me, for example… … More Optimistic Pessimism: A Glass Half Full Of Negativity
A verbal tantrum on our irritating misuse of words. … More Old Man Rant Episode #9: Words, Words Words!
A Lyft driver’s kindness saves the day in New Orleans and gives us a model for our own behavior. … More Lyfting Spirits: Humanity At It’s Best In New Orleans
Slow down and look around. Notice and take stock. Clear your mind and let “what’s now” take over. … More Being Present: What’s Now
Quitting a job you hate can be scary but remaining unhappy is much worse and more scary. Here’s my experience of quitting. … More Quitting A Job Is Scary, Not Quitting May Be Worse
When they were young, my kids really loved the kiddie rides at Funland in Rehoboth Beach DE. It’s extra special there because many of the rides have been maintained for several generations. As a kid, I rode and loved some of the same rides my daughters did. One of our favorites was one we called … More Death, Daughters & Kiddie Rides: A Lesson
Look at this guy! Standing there in a pond full of flowers with an old, student model trumpet in his hands; bell facing the busy road, leaning back, aiming the notes to the sky. That’s confidence! … More Confidence: Mettle In Metal