Christmas Eve

Today is such dichotomy. Either you are at your destination and so have shaken off all the cares and worries of the world and are settled in for enjoyment of the holiday or you are freaking out trying to get all the last-minute minutia done before you run out of time. …Details

This is just one moment

Ok, so your back hurts, your wrist hurts, you’re tired, you’re harried, you’re hectic, you’re frustrated… get the picture. Just remember, this is just one moment in time.  When it all feels like it’s crashing down on you and you are at your wit’s end, this is jut one moment in time. …Details

Winter Solstice

I enjoy observing the Winter Solstice as a way to mark the changing of the year.  For me it’s the shortest day of the year and for my friends in the Southern Hemisphere it’s the longest.  So officially, from today onwards, the days get longer and there is more and more light to be enjoyed. …Details


We think of greedy people as wrong and bad and possibly evil.  We see them as hurting others to get what they want, disregarding everything in their path.  We have images of them as twisted and angry looking, hunched over with eyes that bore through you trying to get to what they want. …Details

Silver Linings

There comes a point where you are grasping at straws.  When you know there are things to be grateful for, but you are just so beaten down, and rightfully so, that you have moved beyond the ability to voice gratitude.  When you get past the, “Wow, I survived it” and you look at the aftermath and what you will need to do to get on with gettin’ on, it’s less about gratitude and more about trying to find any silver lining that you can, even if it’s just a bit of black humor.…Details

Liminal Moments

Having our days spent focusing on the day-to-day stuff of life can seem pretty mundane, but when you think about it, it keeps us fairly sane.  If you look at those people who don’t think about the mundane, but focus on the structure of life and all it’s implications, you get saints, martyrs, philosophers, and insanity, just to tick off a few categories. …Details

It’s the little stuff

You know, it’s the big catastrophic stuff we worry about, but it’s the little stuff that snows us under like death from a thousand cuts.  I don’t stay awake at night worrying about Occupy WallStreet and all the hundreds of Occupy groups that are out there, or the threat of Nuclear disaster, or the threat of the 1% making life unbearable. …Details


The holidays are full of them.  Halloween with costumes, and decorations, haunted houses, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, and trick-or-treat.  Thanksgiving with family gathering, traditional food items, and traditional bickering over football vs shopping, or football while shopping, or shopping while football. …Details