Let’s face it, we all have demons. Mine always choose the worst time to enter my consciousness: sometime around 2:00 to 4:00 a.m. Between having to get up to pee numerous times and these visitors, I get out of bed exhausted. These are people that were either a part of my past or live among… Continue reading Who’s in Your Head?
Jazzing Up Your Day Spontaneity is a meticulously prepared art. — Oscar Wilde Spontaneity is a goal I have been striving to achieve since I could spell the word. Seriously, I could teach the armed forces a thing or two about order and precision. I want to be unpredictable, but that’s not likely to happen… Continue reading Routine Versus Spontaneity
This week, I would like to explore the topic of cynicism. I hear this out of Chris Cuomo’s mouth as I type, “You are so cynical.” He’s talking to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. They’re in the middle of a playful repartee about the impeachment trial. I turned up the volume to hear what… Continue reading Being Less Cynical/Shiraz Has Arrived in Faro
It’s nice to know I’m not alone. And now you will know everything (well, almost everything). As I grow older and hopefully wiser, I cannot help but contemplate the impact social media has had on my life. I am a frequent user; very frequent. Daily. Always before 6:00 a.m. and sometimes after midnight. Not… Continue reading Social Media Has Me Flummoxed
Tip #1: If you can fly non-stop and it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg, do it. These days connections are killers. A delay in your first flight can mean hours of stressful time spent in an airport; sometimes even overnight or if you’re lucky, in an airport hotel. Keep in mind that… Continue reading Tips From A Seasoned Traveller — Part I
How does one reconcile, in one’s mind, the hate and corruption one sees throughout the world? The sad answer is that it’s almost impossible to make it right and all you can do is your best. This past week was a difficult one for me. I wonder if I should even write while I’m… Continue reading What in the World?
“No one here gets out alive.” — Jim Morrison Not to worry, not checking out anytime soon, just reminding myself how fragile life can be. The last thing I want to do is hurt anyone; therefore, I think it’s best for me to respond in the abstract and not name names. What if you… Continue reading If it Were My Last 24 Hours on Earth
Before I even type the first word I realize that if I’m going to write about vanity, I’ll have to reveal thoughts I usually reserve for my journal and trusted friends. I will try my best not to rant or overshare. “The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.” Tom Wolfe e I’m about 20… Continue reading Vanity at Any Age
I’m not sure when it was that I started feeling the pressure of doing the right thing. I do know two things: I spend way too much time thinking about this. The right thing for me or for others; I think about both. When I do the so called “right thing,” I sometimes spend… Continue reading Doing the Right Thing
It’s been a difficult week of reflection. I imagine some might say that every week in one’s life is difficult; however, I would argue that there are times in one’s life when thoughts are more negative, more self-critical, and harder to sort out. Sometimes the yin & the yang seem out of balance and it… Continue reading Letting Go Can Be Difficult