Category: Wisdom

Believing in Dabu

It was Friday and I was really hungry for Chinese. I innocently asked a few people I work with to go to the Chinese buffet with me. They recoiled in horror. “You can’t eat meat on a Friday!” “Why?” I asked with curiosity. “Aren’t you Catholic? You can’t eat meat on Fridays during lent.” “Oh,” [...]

10 Things Guys Hate to Hear in Bed

By Carl Megill First, let me assure you that I’m not going to bring this list down to the lowest common denominator with a bunch of mindless, idiotic, sexual references. If you want that kind of list, perhaps you should be reading such tripe somewhere else. Anyone can write an article that exploits sex. That’s [...]

From Lives of Quiet Desperation, Part IV

I have always wondered about the way people spend their Friday nights. For many of us it is the end of a hard week of working, a weekend of freedom is in sight, and the desire to let loose has taken over. Some like to go really wild. Maybe that means dinner at a restaurant [...]

The Gatorade Mentality, Part III

Ok, if we have been honest, we realize that we might be driven to accumulate things, and that our closets and desks and lives seem cluttered as a result. Or maybe not. Maybe it is just me and your neighbor. So what do we do? I know that I often wish I could start over. [...]

The Dirty Tub Syndrome, Part II

Is your desk clean? You have always tried to defend your messy desk by saying, “I know where everything is!” If that is true, then put those things in an ordered place. The only thing that is keeping you from doing that is… I am the worst. My desk is a horrible mess with stacks [...]

Shopping For Christmas

Holidays seem to pass very fast. Thanksgiving is gone. Now the shopping season is upon us. If you don’t remember that’s the holiday between Thanksgiving and Christmas that so many retail owners love. I have never really gotten much into the Black Friday buying frenzy like some people. It is a little too much pressure [...]


One of my favorite places is the produce corner of my local grocery store. Somewhere between the mounds of red tomatoes, the yellow lemons, the apples in their rows, the cabbages still wet from the mist sprayers, the leathery onions and spicy garlic, I stop and stare, slowly spinning in circles. I have always liked [...]

Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird. This is a book for writers, but it also a book for those lovers of life. I was lost in it, loving her humorous and honest way of revealing what she has learned in her life and about writing. No writer should miss it. SC From Publishers Weekly Lamott’s ( Operating Instructions [...]

Lessons Learned 2

It’s been a long time since I met a smelly girl. How do they do that? I know they aren’t born that way, but it seems that they can run three miles and still smell like flowers or fruit. A good book is worth reading twice. And the older you get, the more it seems [...]

What Would Make You Happy? (Part III)

What would make you happy? It’s a good question, worth asking yourself more than once in your lifetime. And there are million good answers. I’ve even encouraged you to change the circumstances of your life the past two articles so that you can be happy more often. And I’ve been somewhat misleading in the process. [...]