Easter Dinosaurs

What sense to make of Sri Lanka? On Easter Sunday a domestic radical group in Sri Lanka killed more than 200 people, using 7 suicide bombers. There was some advance warning. Intelligence agencies got wind…

How I Met Your Mother

I did not have many girlfriends in high school. I was a geek, a browner – literally – and the most action I saw was during theatre arts class. Miss Coleman would turn out the…

Legacy

I am eight years old and leaving my parents for the first time. Leaving the country even. My grandparents are taking me on a road trip to meet my Great Uncle Carl. My grandfather came…

Reconstituting Spaghetti Sauce

Leaving home is often painful. As the oldest son of a Sicilian mother, when I left, it was exceptionally so. I had been doing something that she did not approve of, and when I told…

The Great Commandment

I have been studying hypnosis for awhile now. By doing so, I have realized the second of my professional dreams.   The first dream was to be able to help people to explore issues deeply….

Why so serious?

Like many people I was astounded when Donald Trump was elected to the office of President of the United States. I don’t know him personally, but he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy that…

Clean-Up in Aisle 3

So let me tell you about my panic attack today. Twice now, people have called my cell phone, claiming that I’ve been calling them, and would I please stop. The curious thing is, besides the…

If I told you why…

When my son was little he used to like to play outside a lot. At the end of the day I would call him in, and the conversation would go like this: Me: Rob, it’s…

Try Before You Buy

You see a car you like in the lot and the salesman, all smiles, hands you the keys and says, “Take it for a test drive. No obligation.” You’re delighted because you know you’re not…