I Wrote This Book About You

I Wrote This Book About You

I wrote this book about you. No? Well, here’s how it goes with my new book I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around. I’m holding the book and a person next to me reads the title and laughs. Then as if I’ve caught them doing something embarrassing like thinking...
Laughter And Alzheimer: A Necessary Contradiction

Laughter And Alzheimer: A Necessary Contradiction

Laughter and Alzheimer’s: Really? I write about Alzheimer’s because, it seems, I can’t not write about Alzheimer’s. This wretched disease shows up, one way or another in so many of my essays, even when I don’t plan on it. There are times that I’m clearly writing...
Life Isn’t Fair & That’s A Good Thing

Life Isn’t Fair & That’s A Good Thing

Life isn’t fair. It doesn’t keep score, track, or have any kind of real give-and-take order to it. We lose jobs even when we are good employees, we’re nice but we still get sick, we stub our toes, fall down, and forget to zipper our flies even though we didn’t...
Fitting It-All-In

Fitting It-All-In

Fitting it-all-in. Yeah right. All of it, into a life. One life. Getting the balance right. That’s what I’m going to tackle today. Fitting it-all-into one life is easy.  HA! LOL! ROFL! Sure, if you’re Buddhist or maybe one of those people that throw...
How Do You Say No Without Feeling Guilty?

How Do You Say No Without Feeling Guilty?

How Do You Say No Without Feeling Guilty? I say Yes a lot. I bet you do too. I like to say Yes because I’m interested in so many things. I like people, I’m social and I want to help. Maybe sometimes I say yes out of guilt, guilty – ness ugh, or how...
*Waves Frantically* Come Sit By Me

*Waves Frantically* Come Sit By Me

*Waves Frantically* Come Sit By Me!– Forget Carbs I’m Kind of Lonely. I just got an email that compelled me to move past carbs and food when talking about health and broach a much more difficult topic: loneliness. I’ve been hurt in my life,...