Category Archives: Grief

Do You Know Who You Are?

Take your basic inter­per­son­al con­flict as an exam­ple. The issue is the way she treats me or he treats me. Why does­n’t he or she treat me bet­ter? On the sur­face, it’s not at all about what I might do dif­fer­ent­ly, but what the oth­er per­son ought to be doing or not doing. This is […]

On My Images of Nature

Since I began this weblog in 2004, I have occa­sion­al­ly been asked why I include images of nature with many of my posts. How, for exam­ple, do pic­tures of the sea relate to a post on fair­ness or ones of a riv­er con­nect with writ­ing on self-worth? Not every post has pho­tographs of nature, but […]

The Politics of Contempt

All you have to do these days is read just about any polit­i­cal post — say on Face­book if not some oth­er favorite web­site –and then go to the com­ments sec­tion: Per­son A: “Per­son B, what a liar! You should be forced to prove your accu­sa­tion. Peo­ple like you are ene­mies of the state” Per­son C: […]

A Journey Through the Underworld

Last night I car­ried into my sleep the ten­sions I live with while awake — the same ten­sions many car­ry right now. I felt cramped, smoth­ered, yet I could­n’t escape from the place where I found myself. I was part of a slow-mov­ing hor­ror, a crazy dark­ness. Then grad­u­al­ly, some­thing of life and san­i­ty returned […]