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              I recently stumbled across these words by Tibor Kalman, “I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability. That’s what we really pay attention to anyway. We don’t talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing.” Tibor was a graphic designer known for several Talking Head album cover designs and an innovator in his field. He seemed spot on in describing, “What we pay attention to.” Planes crashing instead of flying? Classic news media focus as one example. It does seem to be a negative take, but I think he was highlighting something...


Do Your Worst

“The struggle is real.” Oh my word, humans can be such jackasses, myself included. Have you said the phrase? I’m a real fan of comic relief, but occasionally my attempts can go over like a lead balloon. I was joking about struggle the other day but, really, personal conflict would be a better way to describe it. My articulate son brought me up short, “Mom, humans like conflict.” The expression stuck with me so much I peppered him with questions on his statement.  His proof was in the verbal sparring constantly seen in friend groups or social media, the natural...


Love’s Witness

I remember thinking, “I should put my wallet back in my purse or I will find myself without cash at some point.” Then the day got busy, and I wasn’t going anywhere really. Until I did. I went out for groceries on the spur of the moment. I filled that big/box store cart to capacity. And still didn’t remember until I was rifling around in my bag for the membership card. Oh damn. No wallet, no cards of any kind. In this case I knew at least one driver was at home so called and asked for help. The store...