There I was, seat 21D, flying home from my annual performance review. I got a nice bonus and was feeling pretty good. I was surrounded by a group of people who worked for a large corporation and apparently they had a damn good year, considering this conversation: “I got a Porsche. What am I going … Continue reading Threshold of Happiness
“I am not what I think I am. I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.” - Thomas Cooley. For our reality to exist, it has to be perceived from the self, through another’s perception of the self. So, for me to be as I am, I … Continue reading I AM
The chance of you, me, or anyone ever being born and existing as we are, is one in four-quadrillion. In simple mathematical terms, that means zero. A zero chance, so the fact that we’re here means we won the biggest and most impossible lottery ever and we didn’t even buy a ticket. However, … our … Continue reading This is Us
Conversational Cannonball Walt Whitman once said, “If you done it, it ain’t bragging.” True. But … I was at a party recently and someone asked how my kids were doing. I’ll only say this; their journey, how they’re navigating it, and all their accomplishments are pretty impressive. I’ll leave it at that. But, sometimes we … Continue reading Conversational Cannonball
In a recent BBC News piece, India Rakusen goes to Montana to interview local residents to find out why their male suicide rates are double the national average. Missoula mayor, John Engen said the town used to manufacture and depend on the timber industry and that has gone away. “What’s the first thing you ask … Continue reading What Do You Do?