Seeing vs. perceiving — how we interact with the world
Seeing is a physical-chemical chain of reactions. Perceiving is about analyzing information, making sense at a deeper level. Both are necessary …
Reality always beats fiction
I heard that phrase a long time ago. It still holds true. Maybe why I like biographies. Because the lives of real people and how things played out is more interesting and engaging than any piece of fiction.
When not doing anything ends up costing a lot of money, time and trouble
The van was almost new when we got it. Years later it wasn’t running so well at all. So would we pay for more repairs or replace it?
A microwave, no hot water and a bit part
I put a cup of water into the microwave to heat it up for tea. Then walked away. Came back a few minutes later and pulled out the cup. It wasn’t hot. Did I forget to turn on the microwave?
McDonald’s in Salzburg and pizza in Scotland
There are folks who travel and want that other place to be just like home. And there are folks who travel and want that other place to be totally different from anything back home.
Routines and rituals — good or bad?
What do Jane Austen, Igor Stravinsky, Franz Kafka, Benjamin Franklin, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath and Maya Angelou have in common?
I can’t …
I sat on the floor in the living room, staring at the phone. I was supposed to call about a job. But couldn’t make it happen. Because I had this limiting belief that rejection was inevitable.
Try to remember…
Memories are what defines us as persons. Sharing memories defines us as a community or tribe. Connects us with others. Helps us know who we are.