Awareness: Part 1

I have a confession… I am quick tempered and it doesn’t take much to set me off. It’s a terrible personal trait that I’ve worked my entire life to moderate. Some friends don’t know this about me, which says I’ve been partially successful. That hasn’t always been the case. Luckily caring bosses provided the opportunity …

Inside-Out

Getting older isn’t anything like I thought it would be. Everyone says it’s inevitable, maybe so, but on the inside, I don’t feel any different than I did when I was twenty-five. My physical body of course is a different matter. I used to be a runner, now I go for walks. But fortunately, the …

This I Believe

“This I Believe” was originally a 1950’s radio talk show hosted by Edward R. Murrow. At the time, Americans would gather around the radio to hear essays written by famous people like Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, and Helen Keller as well as those from everyday people relating the core values that guided their lives. NPR …

Just Like Me

This past Father’s Day, I was thinking about my father who passed away nine years ago. Dad was the most influential person in my life. What occurred to me, for the first time, was that had he not been my Dad, I would likely have never met him. That sounds stupidly obvious, but there’s more …

The Space Between

Space intrigues me. I have never really understood it. What does the space between the earth and moon consist of? It must be something, otherwise that space wouldn’t exist. According to Einstein, space and time are related, a fabric if you will. Mass warps this fabric, like a bowling ball on a rubber sheet. Objects …

Energy In Motion

Breathe in.., breath out; we do it about twenty-thousand times per day, without thinking. Were it to stop, we would be unconscious in two minutes and dead in ten. It’s obviously important. Life is fueled by exchanges; breath, food, water, and innumerable others. These exchanges manage the flow of energy in the body. Theoretical physicist, …

The Evolution of We

Our country faces enormous issues: -A world pandemic that will not be short-lived.  -Escalating government debt that is too large to be repaid.  -Public pension funds that are insufficient to serve the flood of retiring baby boomers -Insufficient Jobs capable of supporting a family for the non-college educated majority -Income inequality at a 100-year high …

Mindfulness

This week’s post is about mindfulness. I don’t know about you, but I don’t resonate with “how to” articles or books. Even when it comes to cooking, I usually just look at the recipe to get a general idea and then do my own thing. Keeping that in mind, I will explain how I think …