I think one of the most difficult things we face these days is deciding on things. We have too many choices, our kids have too many choices and I have to wonder if we are sacrificing quality thinking for what we think of as freedom of choice. We are too quick to say no, or…… Continue reading Should I, should you?
I am loving the idea of sharing the music that I hear when writing. Notice I said hear and not play? I don’t really even know why I make the associations but something about the essence of the characters is locked up in my mind with a particular song. Next thing I find myself…… Continue reading For the Italians out there, do you remember this one?
Not so long ago I attended a function. As often happens at this sort of event we had speakers. One in particular impressed me because the discussion was along the lines of something I have been thinking a lot about lately. I mean I have been having some deep and meaningfuls with the person in…… Continue reading The consistency Equation
Do you like chess? I do. I love the deep pauses to signify the deep thought behind each strategic move. It is a mind game played with beautifully shaped pieces with disciplined pre-assigned positions of power. Can the lowest and smallest pawn take on a knight, a king or even a Queen. This answer lies…… Continue reading Players
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocgP4qVNuwg Having read some interesting things about soundtracks and how wonderful this can be for capturing the mood of the romantic novel I decided this post to see if this is true. My songs are not necessarily modern and many of them are in Italian. This particular one I chose is actually in…… Continue reading Dancing to tears
When you are annoyed at someone’s mistake, immediately look at yourself and reflect how you also fail; for example, in thinking that good equals money, or pleasure, or a bit of fame. By being mindful of this you’ll quickly forget your anger, especially if you realize that the person was under stress, and could do…… Continue reading Continuing my love affair with the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius
As an English teacher I find poetry the hardest to teach. It is so subjective and there is never a correct answer so often students struggle with meaning and concepts. I have the same problem with what I write. I am never sure where the words come from. I just know they need voicing. Will…… Continue reading Addictive Patterns