Pleasure of Privilege

I accosted a man today.   Maybe accost is a strong word but his initial body language indicated that I might have invaded his space.  Before the encounter he was moving at a leisurely pace with his canine ... a pooch who looked a lot like this ... and my curiosity pulled me into his …

Book Discussion: Empty Spaces

For some, an unfulfilled and unsatisfied life can lead to a life-long battle of potentially fatal addictions; but others find there’s an alternative to fill those often evasive and unidentifiable empty spaces.

Trigger Warning | Unlocking Spiritual Closets

“Niagara Falls” is a popular vaudeville comedy skit where performers exploit repressed memories and its triggers.In the skit, "Niagara Falls" two comedians meeting for the first time engage in polite conversation. This continues until one uses “Niagara Falls” in the conversation.“Niagara Falls” seems to be the trigger that takes the comedian back to an unpleasant …

Discussion | Marriage: The Greatest Adventure for Two?

This article's theme, NYT Magazine Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage reveals the impetus of why marrieds are so interested in bringing others into the fold; they are looking for the easy button. When I was less experienced in relationships, I would hear folks say, "marriage is hard work" to which, I would respond, "it shouldn't …

The Light Bearers

If you're the bringer of the light then you have three-fold purpose.  First, you must know you're the light-bearer.   Second, you light the way.  Third,  you must ignite the flame in others.  All the jobs are important.  If you neglect any, remember everyone in your world will be left in the dark.