Do you find it easy to be yourself? Halloween is this week and I suspect you may be facing your own Shakespearean dilemma.
The butler did it. He thrilled the kids with candy and with his creepy laugh.
Whether you should be spooky or silly, hero or bum, store-bought glitzy or home-made clever? The one thing you don’t want to do is to be yourself.
This year an estimated 41 million people will trick-or-treat, and spend $2.5 billion on costumes for adults, children and pets. (Yes, pets.) Each trickster or treater will haul home more than a pound of candy. Continue reading
I’ve had to do a lot of listening in the past month, and it hasn’t always been easy. In this case, I use the word listening to mean those situations where the other person is engaged in a long monologue, and I’m the lone listener.
A resolute Joshua Tree perseveres in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park
Sometimes, it’s not a conversation because the person is retelling something from the past. Or sharing something from the present that is painful. Or simply talking out of a desire to connect with another, with me. Continue reading
Do you have a bucket list? Today I cross three of them off my list. It is fitting that my first blog post should be about another new experience. As a belated birthday present to myself, later today I will take my first hot
air balloon ride. We’re leaving from a central New Jersey location about an hour from my home. We’ll go where the wind takes us. I hope we soar high and sail over interesting terrain. I hope I remember to take a few photos. Continue reading