Life Is

Life is a bucket brigade: Don’t slop the bucket when it’s your turn. What’s that you say? You’ve never heard that metaphor for life before? You wonder if I made it up? Well, OK. I understand your skepticism. What else? You’re not crazy about it? Well, OK. I understand your …

You’re Too Kind

Starting with the expression that “it takes all kinds,” I explore just how many kinds there are.   It takes all kinds, or so I hear.  Although it’s not when someone is being a fun, thoughtful, or salt-of-the-earth kind.  No, I hear it only when someone is being an odd, …

By Bread Alone

A chance encounter with buckwheat tea leads to deep thoughts about bread, bread-like substances, and proverbs. It started innocently enough.  Doesn’t it always?  It ended with yet another overwhelming spell on Dr. Google’s couch.  But I get ahead of myself. If you find no fish, you have to eat bread. …

You Can Quote Me on That

It started innocently enough.  Doesn’t it always?  Toying with writing an article on how the mind works, I was amusing myself with the sparkly bits my subconscious kept dragging out for me to admire. “We see the world not as it is, but as we are.” Someone had said something …