Category Archives: Philosophy
When I was a kid, this is how apologies worked:
Kid does something mean.
Other kid cries.
Mom comes in. (uh oh)
Words are had.
Kid 1 says “I’m sorry.”
Kid 2 says “I forgive you.”
The problem is OVER. You are not allowed to keep doing the mean thing or fighting over it.
This is a simplistic version of apologies, because, you know, kids are stupid. Continue reading
I really don’t want to write about racism today. My Facebook feed has been a steady flow of articles, memes, and rants about white supremacists, Charlottesville, free speech, racism, Arpaio, and He Who Shall Not Be Named. And I don’t … Continue reading
A few days ago, I got a speeding ticket, and ever since, I’ve been observing its ripple effect. Here is one of those ripples. Tonight I was driving down from Indy, taking 465. I passed someone on the highway, and … Continue reading
Some days you come to a fork in the road. You know that both roads will eventually take you to your same destination. You know that both roads will take you there in the same amount of time. And you … Continue reading
I’ve always had a soft, unspoken, karmic view of life Though never voiced, it’s always burrowed down inside my mind But as the law of averages applies to joy and strife A different philosophy is what I’ve come to find For … Continue reading
Oh, I like to write a poem When I feel that I’ve been being Altogether far too useful So as to be very careful Not to send the wrong idea If you get into the habit Of, to other people … Continue reading
Last night was laundry night, and when I pulled my comforter from the dryer, it was alive with radiant heat. I cocooned myself in its warmth and pulled a chair out onto my porch, where I could look out at … Continue reading
You know what dress I’m talking about. I’m not even going to put up a picture of it. Instead, here’s a French bulldog puppy learning to trust. Some say the dress is white and gold, some say the dress is black … Continue reading