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The advantages of bullying

I read a post once by an author Kristin Kuiper that starts out with “Most of us are familiar with bullying in one way or another—maybe you were made fun of as a child and those memories come to mind when you hear about mean things said to your own child at...

Go ahead. Forget about it.

Maybe it’s just me, but have you noticed a steady stream of opportunities to buy a product that will bring instant success or purchase services that promise success if you follow a particular program  – paid for in advance, of course. There is nothing wrong with...

At the crossroads … which path?

How is your day going so far? Can I just say it? I’ve had way better days – and it’s not even 8:30 am yet. It’s been a whole series of things gone wrong from a broken online order to my really good monitor biting the dust. Oh boy! I need to...

Is it time to leave Normal?

Many years ago there was a movie titled ‘Leaving Normal’.  I remember the premise was life changes in advancing years and the name of the town the actress lived in was ‘Normal’.  Sort of play on words. For about six weeks this summer, I left ‘Normal’....

Leftover negatives

In recent weeks it seems like every news item reports a sadistic act on instant repeat. If it isn’t political leaders crucifying each other, it’s people viciously brutalizing each other physically or emotionally. We have seen tension grow beyond...