Category: Reflections

Essays or shorter pieces based on those moments that made me go, “Hmm.”

Execution Table

Thoughts On The Death Penalty

Today I am struggling. After a lifetime of being staunchly opposed to the death penalty I find myself re-examining decades-old beliefs and trying to stave off deep feelings of anger and bloodlust revenge. A...

In which my pugs teach me about mindfulness

Sebastien Pug with his duck careen across the room, plopping down on the oversized circular dog bed at the far end. “He’s out of control!”, Sonya would say. Sebastien is 4 years old and...

Kite Flying Sundays Afternoons

Kite Flying Sundays Afternoons The cluttered community bulletin board; Every café and coffee shop with any self respect has one. Push-pin strung business cards abound covering the range of services from Astral Projections to...

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

That book was publish by Dr. Seuss in 1990, a mere two years before I would figure out just how awesome a feeling the “Oh” signified. (Sadly, it would be Dr. Seuss last work.)...

Boycotting BP makes no sense.

Are you boycotting BP stations in response to the current Gulf oil disaster and BP’s dismal performance thus far in remedying the situation? Do you think you are actually hurting BP’s bottom line? If...

Minnie the Moocher

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy just finished a cover of the classic “Minnie the Moocher” and suddenly I am transported back to the 13 year-old version of myself. That summer I was an usher at...