The Swirl is REAL! What if you’re in the swirl?  What if you keep going around and around and you start recognizing things you’ve seen before?  What if you become extremely dizzy?  What if not everything is swirling at the same speed?  What if you can’t identify what you’re swirling with and keep running into it? That happens […]

The High Cost of Love

She’s expecting something big.  We’ve been going out for 6 months now.  She may be THE ONE!  What if I get her something she doesn’t like?  What if I get her something practical when she’s expecting something romantic?  What if she gets me something really expensive…won’t I look cheap? I can’t get them just another […]

Christmas Spending

This is from Seth Godin’s Blog: Situational spending Consider: You’re on the plane, headed home after a conference. The flight attendant says, “This flight is oversold, and we’re paying people $300 to take the flight that leaves in an hour.” Do you stay in your seat? You’re at the gate, different city, different flight. The […]

Fatal Accidents

Tragic accident:  little toddler accidentally aspirates some baby oil.  Baby oil in the lungs is a VERY bad thing!  He didn’t make it.  I cried.  Wasn’t my kid, but I cried.  Turns out he’s not the only kid who’s aspirated baby oil.  But what was completely off my radar were some of the responses. “There […]


What is a liberal? “Of or befitting a man of free birth,” is the archaic definition. “Given or provided in a generous and openhanded way,” like a liberal portion of honey spread on toast… “: BROAD-MINDED  especially : not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms.” That doesn’t sound too bad does it.  Rather enlightened actually!  How is this […]