It happens a lot. It's a default piece of small talk and an opening social gambit. Photo by fauxels on Pexels.com When meeting someone new, you are invariably asked: "And what do you do?" Our job, or the work we do, comprises part of our identity. When it comes to hobbies or the leisure activities,… Continue reading Satisfaction with Creative Imperfection and A.I.
Conflict and the Battle Within- Who wins? Old Indian Wisdom
Photo by patrice schoefolt on Pexels.com An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there's a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It's anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It's joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth." The grandson thought about it and… Continue reading Conflict and the Battle Within- Who wins? Old Indian Wisdom
A Hopeful Message for Dysfunctional Families from an Iconic Song
Clarkson wrote this song about emotional abuse and neglect of a troubled parent/s.when she was 16 years old in less than 25 minutes. https://youtu.be/Ra-Om7UMSJc It briefly and pointedly describes about how Clarkson reacted to her parents divorcing when she was 6 years old. The song, she admits, has a depressing tone and yet has become… Continue reading A Hopeful Message for Dysfunctional Families from an Iconic Song
Photo by Austin Zhang on Pexels.com “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”― Franklin D. Roosevelt Some people are nervous about travel. Particularly now, as strange virulent germs threaten our safety and confidence. I have always loved travelling. Perhaps it comes from a… Continue reading Travel Anxiety
Oscar Wilde said, With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy? George Burns, on the other hand, thought that happiness was ~having a large, caring, close-knit family in another city." Samuel Taylor Coleridge didn't expect much - he theorized that happiness in life was made up of the little charities, a… Continue reading Defining Happiness
Life on this planet is on time we borrow, The cup runneth over with anguish and sorrow. Now babies might live, but mothers can die, Children quickly grow learning to fight, kill and lie. Was it ever any fun to shoot a fully loaded gun? There's an uncertain undercurrent washing through the world. Do you… Continue reading Feeling Miserable?