September is Coming!

August is a beautiful month. A little hot for some, although where I am, it’s perfect. And the nights are starting to cool down. If you’re in the bush, the bugs are starting to subside….

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…