“It may not be about you!”

It's so easy to wrapped up in our own worlds we look at everything as "us" centric. What goes on with other people we interact with is somehow always due to our presence in the situation. A few years back I was traveling on Amtrak from Orange County, California to Seattle to visit Jennifer, a … Continue reading “It may not be about you!”

Rebuilding Alexandria

About twenty years ago, my daughter Alex and I were living in Marin County above San Francisco. During this time I became addicted to reading. I don't know if I was trying to make up for lost time or what; but a pile of five books (all in various stages of completion) became a permanent … Continue reading Rebuilding Alexandria

Empathy and ‘Shared Experiences’

"I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person." ~ Walt Whitman Society has a problem with silos. I don't mean the ones that farmers put grain or corn in. I mean metaphorical silos. Whether it's a neighborhood, town or city; we seem to look at them as … Continue reading Empathy and ‘Shared Experiences’