“Security is a strange thing, a myth that the brain allows in exchange for a brief moment of peace.” ― Alessandra Torre Did you have a security blanket, or something like it, when you were a kid? If you did, perhaps you remember how you felt if it got misplaced or lost. Our grandson Sam discovered this on a recent visit to our house. Erin … Continue reading Surviving Without a Security Blanket
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle But, oh, so elusive. My search for happiness has taken me on quite a journey. It was, no doubt, the reason I sobered up as booze had become a source of great unhappiness. I thought it was booze that kept me from being happy. So when I … Continue reading In Search of Happiness
On July 12 my sisters and I will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the passing of our father. The day our understanding of life changed forever. It’s only been in the fullness of time that we’ve come to understand just how his death changed us and redefined our family. I distinctly remember looking over at my brothers and sisters after we heard the news that … Continue reading In The Fullness Of Time
“From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during the Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one – absolutely no one – is above the law.” ~ Leon Jaworski Last week, like some of you, I watched the prime time coverage of the January 6 American Congressional hearings. At the time, I’d been … Continue reading What’s Goin’ On?
Our times are fraught with conflict and peril. There is political turmoil, ecological disaster and all manner of terrible, worrisome things to keep us awake at night. How do you manage the constant barrage of distressing news? How about having a good laugh once in a while? I share with you one of my all-time favorite news sources: The Onion. Please enjoy without caution or … Continue reading How Long Since You Had A Good Laugh?