We are setting new baselines, new comfort levels, new rationales, new acceptance and safety measures. I have learned about myself and my fears. I have seen acts of great kindness and heard words that were meant to hurt. Each day, I am fascinated by how we adapt. Of course, our…

I am not talking about lust, or sexual fantasy, or even a relationship with a beloved friend. I am referring to the stuff you are doing that floats your boat. What activity that you are doing regularly rings the bell? Is there a passion that fills most of your assignments…

Do we always attract that which we are dwelling on? For example, if I am thinking serious thoughts about serious issues, do I find myself immersed in reading, writing, and discussing serious thoughts, or do those find me? Does it matter at all?
I am amazed by what I observe and…

Are you optimistic, pessimistic, neutralistic? Is the world abundant, scarce or three bears just right? Is your view of the world about how you perceive the truth, your disposition, and/or your experiences? I can find myself feeling ‘hell-in-a-handbasket’ like my father, my grandfather and I am sure on occasion my…

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
Juliet ~ R&J Act 2 Scene 2

The teenager was musing about the nature of a name (Romeo’s) and how the meaning isn’t in the order of the letters but in the…

The unknown and uncertain can be scary and when we feel anxiety, we tend towards the familiar. I get this and I have done this but when the world around us is changing daily and the information we receive can be unreliable, we need to search out the best available…

As we enter into the nastiness of campaigns at the national and municipal level, be on the lookout for illogical arguments, empty rhetoric, and logical fallacies. All these mean that the speaker has nothing of substance to say and is resorting to childishness.

Some specific things to watch for;

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After an early start and a great run, I headed to the office and pounded out a spreadsheet and projections (not my favorite stuff) and then made a dash to the bank. On the way back I noticed a young guy, smiling and bouncing towards me on the sidewalk. Emblazoned…

Are you enraged by some injustice? Have you or friends/family been touched by an issue or illness? Have you recently become aware of a social wrong in your community, country, or internationally? Has someone approached you to help with a project or issue? Did a news story shake you into…

Bob McInnis

I am therefore I ask questions.

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