Thinking about thinking

Have you ever been caught in that endless loop of a song going round and round in your head? You know what I mean, right? You hear maybe a single word and then it sets off a song in your head that sticks with you for what seems like hours on end… That happens to me far more than I like to admit. In fact, I was asleep the other night and in a dream the Boston song “More Than A Feeling” was going round and round in a loop. In. My. Dream! My wife calls it an “ear worm.”...

Traveling the Path to Peace

Widowhood. Death. Yesterday, my new partner’s best friend lost her son to an overdose. It was a shocking reminder about how fragile existence is in this realm. We all know what it means. We have all looked death in the face. We have lost our person, our spouse or partner. And we came face to face in that moment with the realization that we ourselves are mortal. And the time of dying will come for us soon enough. Most people I know see life itself as some sort of metaphorical “journey”. After all, we exist in a time in space...