Thoughts on Thoughts

Have you ever wondered where thought really comes from? I have, and I’ve done a little snooping around to find out. Turns out, no one knows. Yes, neuron firing is involved. Yes, theories abound, but no one has a definitive answer. Neither, of course, do I, but...

Leggo My Ego

People refer to their ego all of the time. I refer to it, myself. But, do we really know what we’re talking about? I wasn’t so sure, so I turned to the vast knowledge base we call the internet. First stop, Wikipedia: Ego is a Latin word meaning...

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

All my life I’ve been hearing about how important forgiveness is. My high school friend Sue said I should forgive my mother. A therapist said that you can’t forgive another person, though it was important for me to forgive myself – for allowing...

Playing it Forward

I’m not much of a sports fan and I didn’t watch the Olympics, but I did catch a few apr├Ęs Olympics interviews with some of the women competitors. When asked what contributed to their success, some of them paid homage to Title IX – and the girls who...
Where Does The Path Lead?

Where Does The Path Lead?

What began as a casual walk during approaching dusk, turned into a Twilight Zone-esque episode. As a man jogged towards me, he asked, “Can you tell me where this path leads?” Taken off guard and totally perplexed, I shrugged my shoulders with my palms...

Serendipity – Real or Imagined?

Yesterday I wrote a post wondering what would happen if there were, as Stephen Colbert declared, “no negative numbers.” One thing I noticed is that there would be no imaginary numbers without negative numbers. Now, this is so obtuse that I nearly left it...

Banish the Thought

Stephen Colbert declared last week, “There are no negative numbers.” This got me to wondering – what would life be like without negative numbers? I’ve taken some math classes and actually think that math can be fun. So, here we go. Firstly, if...

Midlife Crisis: Fact or Fiction?

I came across a recent article on CBS News online. Headline reads: ‘Researchers: Midlife crisis is a myth.” According to the article, researches say that midlife crises are not common. While some mid-lifers experience a crisis, not so many do. I guess the...