Creating an Oasis in a Food Desert

The past year has put us all in physical, mental and social disarray. Maybe most of all it's put our relationship with food on the front burner of our attention, literally and figuratively. A spontaneous trip to the grocery store or that weekend night out featuring dinner at your favorite restaurant is now looked at … Continue reading Creating an Oasis in a Food Desert

Potholes in the “Road to the Perfect World”

As of last October, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was getting ready to battle my mother’s Alzheimer’s as part of the increasing complexity of being an elder caregiver. Fortunately I was in good shape (at least for me). Physically I was more fit than I’d been in a long time and mentally … Continue reading Potholes in the “Road to the Perfect World”

Flowers On The Side Of The Road

Social media gives us the opportunity to enrich ourselves through conversation and stimuli as we make our way on our journey through our daily lives. Some of these encounters will evolve from random tweets and comments into lasting relationships - others will be only fleeting escapades, metaphorical one night stands after the bar closes. Accept … Continue reading Flowers On The Side Of The Road

Escaping The Institutional Abyss

We create our own prisons. We shackle ourselves; binding our thoughts, actions and reactions to anything familiar, constant, and safe. Novel decisions, steps into the unknown, are forsaken in lieu of habits and addictions. Our brain ends up being little more than a tenement building housing bundles of synaptic routines - many of which having … Continue reading Escaping The Institutional Abyss

A Window Into Your Teenager’s Mind

A few months ago I spent some time at the dentist, specifically to get a crown put on. Going to the dentist has never been an issue for me, as it is with many. I actually kind of like the social interaction (which says a lot about my life - or lack there of). While … Continue reading A Window Into Your Teenager’s Mind