Square Eyes

Whatever you say about another person’s method of living is what you say about yourself. You impart more information about yourself in your censure of another than you do about the person you’re criticizing. Oddly enough, there are many in this world who know this. They know the fact of the matter is their own …

Categorical Love

A woman whose husband has sports equipment he’s never used. And she doesn’t mention it. A woman who thinks her husband is hot. A man who thinks his wife is hot. A man who picks up the cracker off the kitchen floor, instead of complaining that his wife didn’t pick it up. Dogs who love …

Like a Sunrise

Do the negative things we think make us grouchy? When we’re grouchy, do we show it? When we’re hopeful and loving, do we show it? Negative thoughts don’t just happen, do they? When you get a negative idea, does it originate inside you, or does it first start somewhere else and then grow inside you …

Pulling Out of a Slump

That’s all it takes really. Look above. A picture of a blue-eyed kitten is a great way to deal with the doldrums, the blues, the slump, the blockage, the writer’s constipation. So many names for a low-down mood. So many ways to define sorrows. Why do we do it? Why do we spend so much …

Merry Christmas!

I’m generally a happy person, but it makes me sad that there are people in this world who don’t enjoy the Christmas holiday. They want the days of Christmas to go by fast and be gone. That is a sad situation. I wonder if they’re just focusing on the wrong end of the holiday. I …