It's All About the Journey

Today is your future. Live in the moment!

Psychology Today & Eudora Welty

I live among control freaks.  I should know better.  I should study my notes more: Glasser, Jung, Szondi, and a little bit of Freud.  I throw Freud in only because he was mentioned in articles so I didn’t feel it wise to throw him OUT.

I don’t even need to tell you why I am writing, you can read it all here, Eudora Welty explained it very well in the short story, “Why I Live at the P.O.”  This was originally published in 1941.

So the next time you think you have no control, comfort yourself with these words.  And smile.


A Case of Rip Van Winkle

Did anyone see 60 Minutes last night?  There was this great article regarding our smart phones and an interview with a millenial about programming our brains, needing assurance that there are people out there paying attention to us.

Here is the link.

I’ll say no more, let the article speak for itself!  Let me wake up from my sleep, like Rip Van Winkle, and understand our world.  Now I know why the pings from my followers are so important to me.  And to you.


Spinning Straw into Gold

Once upon a time there was a maiden who was put into a room by the greedy king and told “turn the straw into gold, or you will die on the morrow.”  The poor maiden did not know what to do, but wept bitterly. A little man appeared and offered to turn the straw into gold. The King was so pleased, but he wanted more.  So the maiden was taken to a larger room with more straw…

This simple fairy tale has an ending which is unexpectedly ill outcomed for the little man with the magic, and a King and his queen living happily ever after.

Today’s story:  put into a room full of straw, we are being asked to turn straw into gold. If we do not pay the price to the health care king, we will be penalized and thrown into a still larger room of straw. “Turn this straw into gold” we are told, or pay the penalty.

Where is Rumpelstiltskin when we need him? Or Robin Hood?

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Oh the Wonder! Robert Brault

It’s all about attitude.  If you could trade lives with a happy person, they would be just as happy with yours.

This quote, and others, I have found at  He is an ideal writer of our day, and I highly recommend becoming a follower, especially when you need that little uplift in your day!


Life Post-Robin Williams

Life is all about the journey. Sometimes that journey is tough and overwhelming and decisions are made. Outsiders do not understand the inner workings of persons suffering from depression. We do not know the demons and voices that these people suffer from. Is it an inner enemy trying to take control, or is it fanciful thoughts and lack of self esteem/self confidence that drives them to the grave?

I have known a few that have fought these demons and have lost, Robin is merely now a poster child for this, and his life will be memorialized by this. There are no mistakes in our lives, only lessons, and we are left to become aware of the lesson. And, we all have a lesson to be learned. For me, it is a lesson in awareness. To become more aware of my fellow man and the demons that he suffers, to offer my support, for what little I can do, to show love and acknowledgement of his pain that he suffers inside, to accept his solution, shedding tears for him, and embracing the living into acknowledgement as well as discovery of a cure, as opposed to a medication, to solve.

So to Scott, Paul, and now Robin (two I knew, one only by press) and nameless others, here’s to you and let us pray that your legacy lives on to better days and understanding, and victory over this illness.

Again, folks, we are all a part of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot. Life in perspective.