Kicking the Tires or Your Relationship

At some point in almost any relationship, most people will find occasion to ask the question, “What’s wrong?” I don’t mean the spontaneous reaction to your loved one wincing in pain from

The Complexity of Simplicity

I am a college graduate. According to my academic records, I am smarter than my kids think I am. Even though in college I spent a lot of my time with teachers and

How to BE in a Relationship

In ancient lore, seekers of truth and wisdom would climb a high mountain to obtain counsel from the reclusive sage dwelling near the top. Today one can receive mountains of advice in seconds

Give and Shake

A few years ago I attended the funeral of a family member. One of the speakers during the service mentioned that he had recently gone to a restaurant where the salt shaker had

Cutting The Stems Too Short

Today, at the supermarket I walked past a delightful display of pansies for sale. I was immediately transported in my mind to my childhood and my grandmother’s beautiful flower garden. Both my grandmother and

Eight is the New Seven

It seems like it all started with the book “The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People,” by Steven Covey—but in reality the number 7 has been popular in western culture for centuries. Consequently,

Young and Bored

I have a very broad taste in music that ranges from Bach to a lot of what kids are listening to these days. Some music takes a while to appreciate. I remember it took