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

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)

Buoyancy – Treading Water in the Dark and Monstrous Deep

I’m not sure exactly how old I was when this memory was imprinted on my brain. I know I was young – maybe three or four years old. I was wading knee-deep in the water, parallel to the beach where people were sunbathing on blankets. My two older brothers were walking with me. A rope … More Buoyancy – Treading Water in the Dark and Monstrous Deep

Noise – Why It’s a Good Thing I Can’t Shoot Laser Beams From My Eyeballs

I hate going to the movies. Actually, I hate going anywhere that requires people to sit quietly for an extended period of time and just watch or listen. The reason I do not generally enjoy these things is not because I cannot sit still and be quiet, it’s because I cannot tune out the OTHER … More Noise – Why It’s a Good Thing I Can’t Shoot Laser Beams From My Eyeballs