Parental Responsibilities

I don’t believe my father’s heart ever functioned properly. It pumped to a strange beat. This is not an attempt at diagnosis, not a medical opinion. I’m sure the right amount of blood flowed in and out, that his aortas, arteries and veins were healthy and normal, but the heart as the headquarters of one’s…

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Financial Wealth & Emotional Wealth

We live in a world that worships money. If you have an abundance of it, you can do, and get away with, anything. You can advance in fields in which you have no talent. You can fail tests and still pass classes. You can be rude and obnoxious and people will overlook it. You can…

Revisit Your Resolutions & Perceptions

We’re 45 days into 2018, so there’s the possibility you’ve veered off course a bit with those new years resolutions. But don’t worry, all is not ruined. There’s plenty of 2018 left. Actually, we’ve only just begun. If you get back to your resolutions, you can still get an awesome grade. Yep, that’s what I…

The Tangled Web III

Initially, I wanted to write one post called The Tangled Web. The aim was to cover the topic of trust and deception, and I did that, but I couldn't shake the feeling that there was too much left unsaid (or unwritten). So, I composed a second part, but still felt as if I should've written…

The Tangled Web II

Back when I was still teaching, I'd sometimes tell my students about one of my favorite books, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I'd read a few excerpts to them and together we'd talk about the ideas presented, consider them, agree or disagree with them. One idea Don Miguel presents at the beginning of…