Category: Transformation

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Honesty

I really hate winter, and find myself hibernating quite a bit. One way I cope is to re-watch some of my favorite movies. Last week was Braveheart. I particularly like it as it is based on the true story of the warrior William Wallace. It reminds me of the American Revolution, and man’s quest for Freedom. After that I watched “The Adjustment Bureau,” which is a fun romp dealing with some sort of Divine Determinism. The lead character’s determination to be free, such as it was, was cool. So, what does it mean to be free? In Braveheart, the Scots did...

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Modern Love

I have a friend that has been in emotional distress for months on end. He had come to love a woman, but the relationship was not to be. His distress is not just the heartbreak of a lost love, but the loss of what he believed to be “the One.” Now this women showed some major character flaws during the relationship. I’m talking deal-breakers here, like lying and cheating. I’d think these characteristics would have quieted such a burning love. I love my friend for his depth of feeling but wonder, what the hell? It seems to me that the...

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Denial

I mentioned writing about denial ages ago but have been busy with procrastination. I was reminded of this the other night while having an argument with my son. He clicked on the x-box at 11:00 pm. We didn’t really argue, I just stared him down with the crazy-Mom-face until he turned the TV off. After that he launched into his rationalization. I knew what was coming but gave him a few minutes. He said, “You came in at 10:42 and said it was almost 11:00! You didn’t say anything about going to bed!” Aye Yai Yai. I couldn’t help myself....