To Open or Not To Open

Every country, every region, every population has different circumstances and needs and that means that the rather tough decision on whether to open the area’s businesses or not is purely contingent upon what an area’s needs are or aren’t. Let’s take an area that has relatively little or few cases of Covid 19. They mayContinue reading “To Open or Not To Open”

The New Virus Doesn’t Care About You Or Your Age

In a previous article, I wrote that those under the age of 40 would see an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases if they believed themselves to be invincible. That is happening. Why? Most of it is because people are facing “Covid Fatigue”. Yes, there is no doubt that the greater majority of peopleContinue reading “The New Virus Doesn’t Care About You Or Your Age”

My Deceased Brother’s Still Playing Pranks On Me And Loving It

Today would have been my deceased brother’s 62nd birthday. I’ve wished him a happy birthday out of habit. We were close both in age as well as in friends, schools, thoughts and saw each other through so much in life so, it only seemed fitting for me and my husband (his brother-in-law) to wish himContinue reading “My Deceased Brother’s Still Playing Pranks On Me And Loving It”

When Enough Has Become Enough

My old high school is burning down. I cried myself into a stupor yesterday while it continues to burn today. We were nearly evacuated from a home that has become nothing but a shell due to burst water pipes and a contracting company that was hired by the insurance company that we’ve been paying withoutContinue reading “When Enough Has Become Enough”

How To Be Tougher In Life: Grow A Thicker Skin

  Growing A Thicker Skin: The Audio Version (1st Try at audio on WordPress)     Note: The Transcript is below for those who prefer to read but, it may differ ever so slightly from the audio version.         “Grow a thicker skin,” my mother used to tell me so often thatContinue reading “How To Be Tougher In Life: Grow A Thicker Skin”

Can We Be Too Empathetic

I empathize.  Actually, I am an empathy-aholic.  There I’ve said it.  It’s not that I do it on a conscious level.  It comes automatically from somewhere deep inside my brain, I suppose.  I think I have some idea of where it comes from and how I got trained into being this way but, it hasn’tContinue reading “Can We Be Too Empathetic”

Celebrity Deaths Can Help Us

Three celebrities died during August and early September of 2014  Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and Joan Rivers all passed away within a couple of weeks of one another.  One was barely talked about, another was covered for a couple of days and the other was and still is being talked about.  What made the difference?Continue reading “Celebrity Deaths Can Help Us”