Category: General

Life is Short

It’s 2:06 on 202 in Flemington Heading north Life is short • A truck with marble Made in Spain Passes me Life is short • The tractor dealer’s parking lot is empty • The American Flags At the car dealerships…

Thinking Yourself Happy: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones

••• Susan was extremely sensitive. A real or imagined slight, a harsh glance, an overlooked letter, a minor criticism would send her into the depths of gloom and anguish. Her sister remarked: “Susan gets hit by emotional Mack trucks ten…

Make a Wish

The fountain is round, shallow and it begs for your change, in exchange you can make a wish. We tossed two quarters into the pool,  watched them settle to the bottom preparing for fulfillment of our wishes. These things, wishes,…

Thinking Yourself Happy: Avoiding Self-Fascism

••• Zelda was very intolerant of herself. She was kind and merciful towards others, but the standards she set for herself were severe. She was so hard on herself that she frequently punished herself psychologically ~ or even denied herself…

Thinking Yourself Happy: Jumping to Conclusions

••• Charles met Debbie at a friend’s wedding and found her to be very attractive. A few weeks later, he invited her to join him for dinner with two other couples. Debbie was so quiet throughout the evening that Charles…