FORGETTING SECRET HIDING PLACES

Part of my time during the COVID shut-in has been devoted to reorganization and storage upgrades.  The problem is, I can’t remember the special places where everything is hidden. For instance, baking pans accumulated over the course of forty years were becoming...

HOW CAN WE STOP BEING THREATENED BY EACH OTHER?

 A January 2021 poll taken after the capital insurrection indicated that fifty-four percent of Americans saw their fellow citizens as the biggest threat to American life.[1] Sad, isn’t it?  The reality is that we have more shared dreams and goals than any of us...

PRODUCTIVITY VERSUS CREATIVITY

As a writer, developing a balance between productivity and creativity is crucial.  Recently I read Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear.  The book is chocked full of excellent advice about forming habits and...

LIFE AFTER COVID VACCINATION

In ninety-six hours, I will have full immunity from COVID thanks to two doses of the Moderna vaccine.  The twenty-five million of us to be fully vaccinated represent only seven percent of the U.S. population.  My fortune is astounding. Suddenly, the world is my...

TAKING MODERN CONVENIENCES FOR GRANTED

One of my friends who rode out the Texas deep freeze commented that we take modern conveniences for granted. That got me thinking. My children lost power for several days and had planned on using the gas fireplace for warmth. Guess what?  It had an electric ignition...