One is the Loneliest Number

Sometimes societal conditions are so omnipresent that we hardly even notice.George Monbiot, in The Guardian, says that “severe loneliness in England blights the lives of 700,000 men and 1.1m women ove...

Will Joy Make Your World Tidy?

Awhile back I published a post on The World Re-arranging Power of Joy. The post was based upon Marie Kondon’s book (Marie Kondo, The life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering...

Longing for the Metrics of Success

Am I doing a good job? Over the years I’ve wondered, fretted actually. My preoccupation with the question began early. The unspoken prime directive of our home was “Don’t upset your Mother!” The upsid...

The Gift of the Early Morning

I think it started around the time my Dad was dying. I would wake, look at the clock and discover digits blinking 4:15 am. Sometimes 4:30 am. Not every day although occasionally nights would compile a...