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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Caught In the Storm of the I

Caught in the Storm of the “I”   What is the storm of the “I”?   Put simply, the storm of the “I” is our battle for identity and the ensuing struggle to hang on to it in times of adversity.   It’s human nature to compare ourselves to others. We want to live lives…

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New Year’s Greeting for 2017

  What a year 2016 has been! As I convalesce from yesterday’s abdominal surgery, I look back sorrowfully upon several final goodbyes that took place this year: Suey, one of my wife’s pet roosters (R.I.P. 3/16/16); Angel Larry, my daughter’s first pet cat (R.I.P. 6/12/16); Wilbur P. Puppyman, my Bassett Hound & sidekick (11/11/16); and…

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