Loving Relationships

Loving Relationships

How many times have you fallen in love?  It’s easy for most people.  How many times have you been in a permanent loving relationship, and for how long?  A little more difficult.  Understatement.  A lot more difficult. The Chinese concept of romantic love is that it is...
Alternate Reality

Alternate Reality

Way back in the 50’s there was something called Cinerama.  Three huge synchronized screens along with an amazingly powerful surround sound system.  A whole theater on Hollywood Boulevard totally was devoted to this new immersive technology. The first scene was a...
The End of Conversation as We Know It

The End of Conversation as We Know It

It is a growing custom in New York for people having dinner at a restaurant to pool all their cellphones at the end of the table.  First person to answer their phone pays the entire bill. It’s part of the growing recognition that our electronic gadgetry is destroying...
1984 Is Here and Gone

1984 Is Here and Gone

Nineteen Eighty-Four is here and gone. For those of use with short memories, Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell’s tale of a dystopian future in which the government spies on everyone.  It is a world of conform or else.  Published in 1949, this book accurately...
Flipping the Bird Scooters

Flipping the Bird Scooters

It’s everywhere… young people on Bird Scooters zipping in and out of traffic, riding everywhere they please, ignoring all the rules, and risking death or dismemberment. So far I haven’t heard of any accidents but it’s a matter of time. The Bird Scooter instructions...

The Sad Demise of the Busy Bee

It was much more than a neighborhood hardware store.  The Busy Bee Hardware Store was a monument to past times of service and personal attention.  It was a museum and a work of art, the walls lined with hundreds and hundreds of small drawers holding nuts and bolts and...

What Dreams May Come

Sigmund Freud, the originator of psychotherapy in its present form, paid a great deal of attention to his patients’ dreams. He regarded dreams as the royal road to the unconscious. Freud felt that childhood frustrations were extremely important, and he believed...
A new perspective on lists

A new perspective on lists

Overwhelmed by Too Much to Do?  Try this… The problem isn’t that you have too much to do.  The real problem is that this seemingly unending mountain of tasks seems insurmountable.  You feel inadequate.  This makes you anxious and unhappy. There’s no way that any of us...
Washington DC, a few comments

Washington DC, a few comments

I used to go to Washington DC a lot.  I was vice president of a consulting company and our customers were mostly government.  So I got to know the place.  Here are few factoids… It seldom snows in DC, so the drivers there don’t know how to deal with it.  The...

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