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Our Pandemic Relationship Issues

Whatever's worth doing, I want to get it right. The first time, if possible. “Practice Makes Perfect”? Even as a child, practice of any kind was a soul-killer. No doubt why my parents soon bailed on the idea of piano lessons. But over the years I discovered something...

Wisdom, Pre-Internet

I grew from child to adult with little practical guidance from the people around me. As I think back, there was only one person - my maternal grandmother – who seemed to have survival-basics on lock. Strength. Persistence. Courage. Commitment. She’s been gone for...

“Hey — How About a Turn-Signal?”

It doesn’t matter if I’m on foot doing my 5k, or driving in the city. People around me are definitely not thinking about what they’re doing. In a busy shopping area, they’ll step off a curb, right in front of my moving car. In an intersection, both of us going...

Allowing ‘Worry’ To Be What It Really Is

Last week I hit an emotional speedbump. Just when I felt I'd recovered from some recent personal losses, a different kind of drama charged in. Here in California, we’ve barely begun searching for a “new normal” after being terrorized by a virus. And right before the...

A Question Might Be Someone’s Lifeline

I can come off as ‘nosey’ sometimes – asking too many questions. I’m not trying to offend, I’m just so curious about people. Why they do what they do. My (mistaken) assumption is that most people are like me, happy to share. In my own defense, sometimes asking a...