“It is a troublesome thing, Halford, this susceptibility to affronts where none are intended.” Anne Brontë, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" At a recent workshop associated with the journalistic part of my career, a statement made by a Millennial arrested my attention. During some rule setting that preceded a group discussion, this young woman set a… Continue reading Assuming positive intent
“We think we know what we want, but we can never really know until we've got it. And sometimes when we have, we discover we never really wanted it in the first place - but then it's too late." Alexandra Potter, British novelist Walking past a computer where a daughter was checking out another Sims… Continue reading Be careful what you wish
"I can see we're going to get along like a house on fire," said Miss Tick. "There may be no survivors." Terry Pratchett, "The Wee Free Men" Getting along isn't always about supply and demand. Miles and Sophie, two buds in one puddle. Once, we allowed our late dog Aldo, to have a play date… Continue reading Puddle diplomacy
“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now." C. S. Lewis, "The Last Battle" If cartoonists are to be believed, I'm not sure why anyone would want to go to… Continue reading Is heaven boring?
Bringing over an e-magazine piece from Weelunk.com: Nora Edinger July 16, 2019 There’s a practical reason Lesa Tustin wears her apron inside out. It’s one of perhaps a million tweaks in the city’s ever-unfolding presence of Greek immigrants and food inspired by sea and sun. “It this rice?!” the tech guy demanded on the day she decided… Continue reading Church ladies in action…