Adaptability – The Half-Baked Wisdom of a Fortune Cookie

Let me start by saying I don’t believe every fortune cookie needs to have something wise to say. In fact, I’m guessing the cookies from which I received fortunes that I’ve since kept pinned to my bulletin board are likely the overachieving cookies that actually put some effort into coming up with a thoughtful bit … More Adaptability – The Half-Baked Wisdom of a Fortune Cookie

Comfort – Dark Matter and the Light of Stars

Albert Einstein theorized that the dark, empty space of the universe is not “nothing,” that empty space may, in fact, possess its own energy. Scientists have called the “something” of empty space “dark matter” and called its energy “dark energy.” And although they still question and explore the nature of space as it relates to … More Comfort – Dark Matter and the Light of Stars

Stress – Learning to Deal With Sh*t (With the Help of a Dung Beetle)

I read somewhere that people who have a positive attitude live longer. If this is, indeed, the case – I am screwed. As far as I can tell, I’ve pretty much been a crotchety old person complaining about the music being too loud and telling people to get the hell off my lawn (figuratively speaking, … More Stress – Learning to Deal With Sh*t (With the Help of a Dung Beetle)

Perspective – Stories Told By Trees in a Giant Forest

As the saying goes, sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees – you concentrate so hard on the details that you miss the big picture. By the same token, it’s possible to notice the whole while ignoring it’s individual parts – seeing the forest but neglecting to acknowledge the trees. Then there … More Perspective – Stories Told By Trees in a Giant Forest

Nature – Surprising Instincts of a Praying Mantis and a Six Year-Old Boy

About three miles from our house there is a white Congregational Church with a tall steeple, giant pillars, and huge, rectangular windows. And behind this church is a shady playground with swings and climbers and plastic houses and a sandbox and seesaws and those bouncy horses attached to giant metal springs in the ground. And … More Nature – Surprising Instincts of a Praying Mantis and a Six Year-Old Boy

Liebster Award – A Post-Thanksgiving Word Workout

I haven’t published a post in a while. Honestly, the past couple months have been personally challenging, and on top of that I’ve had writer’s block. Oh, I’ve had plenty of stuff to say, even jotted down notes and mapped out chapters. But when I sat down to write, the words didn’t dance lithely from … More Liebster Award – A Post-Thanksgiving Word Workout