Climbing, swinging, sitting, eating, socializing, playing, and living in trees isn’t just second nature to monkeys. It IS nature. It’s their way of being. But … “Even monkeys fall from trees”. – Japanese Proverb Humans fall from “trees” too. We slip, stumble, and fall literally and metaphorically. Sometimes, someone else pushes us out of the … Continue reading Even Monkeys Fall from Trees
We texted them this morning and they haven’t gotten back to us. The non-response leaves a huge gap. So, our mind begins to construct a story to fill it in and that story is the worst possible and/or outlandish scenario our creative mind can manifest. It could be anything from a car accident to a … Continue reading Why Do We Do This to Ourselves?
This is my second attempt at this article. I took the first one down, because I realized the approach was all wrong. How we express something is just as important as what we’re expressing. Thank you for the opportunity and thanks for reading. With that in mind … In his book, Survival of the … Continue reading The Design of Friendship is to Multiply Joy
“Pop quiz hotshot. There’s a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? What do you do?!” We can recite movie lines with no notice. That quote is right there, ready to go. We can … Continue reading Pencils Down!
When I was a kid, one of my Dad’s favorite TV shows, was Barney Miller. My dad was a hard-working kind of guy. Old school. He came home dirty every night and times were tough. But, when he watched Barney Miller, he would laugh. So, I watched with him. I liked seeing my dad laugh. … Continue reading That One Time, On Barney Miller