Category Archives: A Different Perspective

Three Ways that We are Special in the Universe

13.7 billion years ago, our universe began to expand. We know this because it is sung in the theme song of The Big Bang Theory, though they round up to 14. You and I began to evolve as the first … Continue reading

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Can Friendships Survive Political Differences?

I have a group of men friends who get together once a month to eat and talk. We have a rule that during this monthly meeting, we do not discuss work, sports, or politics. In other words, we want to … Continue reading

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Christmacholia

As I sat with a group of friends, we related our experiences with Christmas as children and then later as adults. Most of us had fond memories of childhood Yule, family traditions, food, the magic of Christmas morning. That was … Continue reading

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Can Apples be Awesome?

I know you have heard, even said, such things as: “I bought some awesome apples today.” “I just saw an awesome movie.” It is not that an apple or a movie could never be awesome. It is that I do … Continue reading

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Our Collections

I write, play the violin, make soup, dance.  I have a wine I like, some porcelain statues, a bunch of neckties, two cats.  I could go on. These are all shards of the mosaic called “ME.” Some people collect stuff, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol, 2015

We see them almost every day. They are sitting or walking on the street as if they have nowhere to go and nothing better to do. We look past them and go on our way. If they would only stop … Continue reading

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Are Your Relationship Needs Realistic?

In his book The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other, Jungian psychologist, James Hollis, relates his observation that people enter into relationships wanting their partner to fill a personal need that is impossible to fill. This need differs … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Universe Does Not Behave as it Should

I find that life is full of crappy inconveniences that crank up my emotions. The words that usually fit are “this is not fair” , “why me”, or “how can they be so stupid?” Yes, I am sure the universe spends inordinate amounts of time trying to annoy me. Continue reading

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I’m a Bit of a Scrooge

I get in the Christmas spirit around December 23rd. That is when I stop begrudging the season for being too expensive, too busy, too many people in stores, too commercial, or for coming only once a year. Maybe it’s panic … Continue reading

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Be Careful How You Make Contracts in Your Relationship

Studies suggest that when couples break up or divorce, the most common reason given is a gradual loss of affection and esteem. When your relationship was new, there was spontaneity and excitement in learning about each other. Over time, many … Continue reading

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