A reason to sing

No matter how dark, look for a reason to sing. Read More...

Plausibility

Some excuses stretch plausibility to the breaking point. Read More...

Love conquers

But only if it’s allowed out. Read More...

Excusing

Somethings should not be excused. Read More...

Adversarial

Less than 100% agreement isn’t always disagreement. Read More...

Imaginary

But several of my friends are... Read More...

Jostling

One misstep leads to a tiny enlightenment. Read More...

Rules

Sometimes “confusion” is a synonym for “I don’t like it!” Read More...

Red-blooded

Correct isn’t always the same as truth. Read More...

…Of gold

Not all connections last. Read More...

Membership

Sometimes “quitting” means “giving up.” Read More...

Overstudy

When the actor isn’t such a great singer. Read More...

Mr. Know-it-all

Tenacious or stubborn? Read More...

Offending

Some jokes aren’t as funny as you first think. Read More...

Framing

When all you look for is... Read More...

…Or consequences

Some things have to be earned. Read More...

For your own good

Some people are certain they know what’s best... for others. Read More...

Meant to be?

Past tense vs. present. Read More...

Expressing, acting, or enacting

Opinions have consequences. Read More...

Getting to know you

How well do you know your friends? Read More...

The company they keep

It’s not rude to be wary of bullies. Read More...

Hard teacher

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.--Vernon Sanders Law Read More...

Closing

Getting in the last word isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Read More...

Fishin'

Some people are always fishing for something. Read More...

Meanie value theorem

Don’t be deceived by apologists. Read More...

(Mis)understanding

Sometimes we really are in different worlds. Read More...

Sense of rumor

Guessing wrong is not the same as lying. Read More...

The fixer-upper

Partner or project? Read More...

Less self, more…

Nobody’s doormat. Read More...

Stand in the place…

Standing our ground doesn’t have to be belligerent. Read More...

Entitled

There’s no such thing as free. Read More...

If it ain't broke…

...and if it isn’t yours... Read More...

Too close for…

Take a step back and look at the big picture. Read More...

Balanced?

The middle is not where you think it is. Read More...

Downhill

Being on the receiving end. Read More...

The ties that…

Reflections on trust and distrust. Read More...

Raging monkey

The sources of rage. Read More...

Mr. Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm isn’t the same as passion. Read More...

On the road of life

Some things you must take for yourself. Read More...

What matters

Picking your battles. Read More...

Weight or wing

Nothing in love or life is a simple, binary choice. Read More...

Learning the code

Passwords aren’t just for computers and spies. Read More...

Level

A challenged shop project illuminates the consequences of prejudice. Read More...

Dis this, dis that

We don’t have to dislike the same things/people to be friends. Read More...

Simple words

Reacting to gratitude and other things. Read More...

Not a bad person…

Damning with faint praise. Read More...

To the bitter end

Real friends, and how you know them. Read More...

I used to care, but...

When someone plays the guilt card. Read More...

The Trouble with Truth

Some people can’t tell fact from... Read More...

To live in a neighborhood

Thoughts on the life of Fred McFeely Rogers. Read More...

Understanding

Understanding doesn’t equal agreement. Read More...

Opposites detract

It’s not always either/or. Read More...

It's never about what it's about

Looking to subtext and beyond. Read More...

Save yourself

Holding out for a hero may not cut it. Read More...

Sufficiencies

Necessity and sufficiency are not the same. Read More...

Playing Well

Listening to a tirade gives insight. Read More...