“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
In the spring of 1986, about twenty minutes into a flight from Seattle to Denver, the captain came on the intercom and abruptly announced he’d just received word there might be an explosive device on our plane. He told us we would be immediately returning to Seattle and he “hoped” to have us on the ground in 30 minutes. I remember an audible murmur ran … Continue reading A Song To Sing
It is said that the Greek philosopher, Diogenes, carried a lamp with him at all times in an attempt to find an honest man. Reports were he never found one. Why? Why is honesty so elusive? Perhaps it’s easier to cover a dishonest act with a good motive, or to dress a lie in a half truth in order not to be judged badly by … Continue reading In Search of an Honest Man
“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?