The Goddess And The Tree Stump


This post is a bit longer than usual. I thought about breaking it up into two parts, but does it make sense to publish the ending first? And then who wants to riffle about looking for part one? So, kindly indulge me. I’ve tried hard to make this short story interesting and amusing. And everyContinue reading “The Goddess And The Tree Stump”

Rebirth


Like the title of the song “Back On The Street Again,” we are all, in a sense, starting over thanks to the CV pandemic. It has caused untold suffering for millions of people around the world. And yet, in the midst of this dark night of the soul, it is becoming obvious that we willContinue reading “Rebirth”

What Is Your Desire?


Pencils on their own are dumb creatures. Put them in the hands of children, and they are apt to draw Moms and Dads, third-grade teachers, tulips, and dragons. Pencils in the hands of adults are apt to write brilliant plays or novels. The work of Robert Ludlam and Lee Child comes to mind. In adultContinue reading “What Is Your Desire?”

The Storm And The Sea


Night time at sea. No land in sight. The ocean is calm. It speaks to the pale moon in glittering reflections that please the silent orb. A giant freighter laden with shipping containers sails through the reflected light, trudging on its way to ports unknown. All is well until… A violent storm arrives, unexpected andContinue reading “The Storm And The Sea”

Are You Stuck In Shades of Gray (And Black)?


Are you stuck in the land of sadness? Do you always come back to this all-too-familiar place, no matter what you do to get out? Surprisingly, I’ve found very little in the annals of Psychology relating to prolonged periods of sadness besides labeling these states as some variation of depression. It may be called ClinicalContinue reading “Are You Stuck In Shades of Gray (And Black)?”

“Elementary, My Dear Watson”


Elementary, a modern day adaptation of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character Sherlock Holmes, is one of the best TV series I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s one of the best “any form of entertainment” I’ve ever seen. I know. That’s saying a lot. Here’s why I’m saying it. The series is brilliantly written. EveryContinue reading ““Elementary, My Dear Watson””

The Next Step


The next step isn’t always clear. What an understatement. Motivated people always know where they are going, the voice in my head tells me. Nope. Wrong. Turns out we all must live with uncertainty. Talking to others more than I have in the past has served to underline this truth of daily existence. Uncertainty isContinue reading “The Next Step”

The Time Traveler


In troubling times, it helps to get out of our heads. Try this flight into fantasy on for size. Rush hour traffic Reading bumper stickers Bumper to bumper What if Suddenly Time jogs out of joint No traffic Traffic-less No highway A tunnel Swings into view Sea shell music A pulsing oval Misty edges TheContinue reading “The Time Traveler”

What Lies Deep Within?


Go beyond the mundane mutterings of mind I tell myself Into a broader perspective Into a deeper reservoir of peace and love within Dive Explore I tell myself It’s there It is really there Deep within I’m told there is no end to the depths Yet, here I am Standing on the shore Barely scratchingContinue reading “What Lies Deep Within?”