MichaelDeanKetcham

Mike was the perpetual child, retarded to the level of a 7 year old for most of his life. In spite of our parents’, and, later, my, constant admonitions to not talk to strangers, Mike talked to EVERYONE, asking them to come see him sometime, for some pop money and to take him for rides.…

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Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis – Eating Humble Pie I currently make my living as the accountant for our local Public Housing Authority. It’s not a career that I overtly chose. Rather, it’s what I fell into after my chosen livelihood, chiropractic, completely disintegrated around me following statewide insurance industry changes 5 years ago. When I was initially…

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Myths – Ideas – Possibilities – Imagining A Kinder, Gentler Tomorrow

Myths-Ideas-Possibilities – Imagining a Kinder, Gentler Tomorrow   If you repeat a fairy tale often enough, and with enough conviction, it starts to look and feel like an apparent truth to the masses, even though it is still false.   Everyone knows that like attracts like.   When you Google “Law of Attraction”, it brings…

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Starting Over Anew – Anyone, NOT Everyone, Can Do Anything

Starting Over Anew – Anyone, NOT Everyone, Can Do Anything   In the Pixar film, Ratatouille, there is an underlying theme of “anyone can cook,” based upon famous chef Auguste Gusteau’s best- selling book with the same title. This does not mean that everyone can cook, only that the gift of culinary art can come…

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Starting Over – What’s Your Minimum Threshold To Action?

Starting Over – What’s Your Minimum Threshold To Action? The following post was originally published in The Meadville Tribune and titled “Taking action toward a better, healthier, more abundant you?” which ran 10/27/2009.   “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter…

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