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 …

Back in the Day…

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 …

Dragonfly (2002) – Sister Madeline

"There are 100 steps on the ladder of consciousness between being fully alert and being dead. To put a patient under, they bring them down only to the 10th rung.  Beneath that is a descending gray-scale like the depths of an ocean no one has explored."  

How Awake Are You?

We may be "woke" but only to the level of consciousness exhibited through the depth of understanding.  Synthesis displayed by the use of knowledge to rise to the height of this existence, together.

Dependable You?

You can choose wisely, be an excellent decision-maker but when it comes to taking action, if you have no follow-through then it is all for naught. Can you count on yourself to do what's best?  Even if that best thing is for you? What would prevent you - guilt? Station? Letting down others around you? …

Stealing Lives

Imagine living your whole life wishing you were someone/something else. Waking up in the morning, looking in the mirror seeing your face then covering it up with the looks of someone you've seen in a magazine. Suiting up in armor like a robot so no one can get close to you... and if they did, …