Sometimes everyone needs a solid shove to their backside—

It’s 8:33 a.m. I’ve been awake for well over two hours … I should be running. I should be done with my run. I should be on to something new rather than stuck listening to my mind debate itself, anticipating the crappy weather that awaits me as soon as I step out my front door.

Why you should always be nice to your barista …

“Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson One day, in the not so distant past, I was running exceptionally late for an appointment …I had, literally, about four minutes to spare … I parked my car … jumped out … walked as fast as I could (I…

Why you should talk about politics & religion with strangers —

Picture a world where everyone got along… Everyone. It’s next to impossible to do — or is it? Can you imagine, as John Lennon suggested, a world where all her people lived in peace. Where there is no country, no religion, nothing to kill or die for. It’s a nice thought — or concept, I suppose…

How to be a good friend (bring your calculator)

Remember word problems in school?  You know, ones like this: If person A drove 15 mph for 60 miles and person B drove 20 mph, who would get to mile marker 35 first … or something like that. Well I have a word problem for you. Here it goes: Suzie is friends with Mary. Mary…

And now, abortion …

I used to be opinionated. Dogmatic, if you will. When I was younger I voiced my opinions and never thought much about why I felt the way I did – or  why I thought I felt as I said I did. But now. Now that I am older, I look back and realize I claimed to…

Should we limit Freedom of Speech?

A few years ago, the NY general assembly was considering a bill — The Internet Protection Act — intended to protect people from undue harassment and false statements that the anonymous sometimes make — think cyber bullying. The act, had it passed, would have amended the civil rights law, which clearly isn’t anything too many…