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...

Invisible Hand of Intuition and Ego

The Invisible Hand strikes again. No, not Adam Smith’s. This is the hand of intuition. It’s the hand that leads you to find what you’re looking for. This time, it sent me to the bookshelf. I didn’t realize why. You may recall from last...

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...

Why Can’t You Just Forgive Me?

In an earlier blogging episode, I stated that you can’t forgive someone else. Forgiving is a process of letting go of emotional pain. You can’t release my pain. So, how can you forgive me? I don’t see how you can. But, you can forgive, and there are...

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...