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Don’t you hate it when you bump up against someone who is judgmental, close-minded and opinionated!? Oh damn, that was me. Yesterday. Some innocent bystanders bumped up against me. I was judgmental, close-minded and opinionated. Now, I could hate myself for it, and I really want to but what good would that do? The incomparable poetry of Mary Oliver came to my mind. “You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what...



A man goes to a psychiatrist and explains his issue.  “Doc, I don’t know what’s wrong with me, whenever I go into a grocery store, all I want is the dog food.  My tongue salivates and I can’t even remember why I’m there!”  “That’s very unusual,” the doctor states, “How long has this been happening?”  The man replies, “Ever since I was a puppy.” (Anonymous) I was thinking about this story today as I walked my dog.  Well, she walked me.  She was born into a hunting family, taught from day one to follow her nose.  Her days were off...


The Thing

So, I had a thing. A thing I didn’t want to do, but kept being told, “Ya gotta do this.” At some point I came to agreement with my advisors and I did it. So, it’s turned out fabulous, but my question today is, was it really something I needed to do earlier? Or is it working out because I was ready to do it? Because the timing was right?  I’ve decided that the thing is not the thing. Now I have a new thing. It’s in the realm of “cutting losses,” which is something my personality rebels against. Just...