The Run For President Is A Bully’s Pulpit

Me?  I deplore competition.  I have hated competition since I was very young because, I assert, I was a fat child (that was before it was sassy, vogue and fattering - my modern form of flattering, as in "are these jeans fattering?") and competition was synonymous with failure and embarrassment and yet another reminder that I … Continue reading The Run For President Is A Bully’s Pulpit

Pinocchio and I

Finally, after four years, anguish (which filled the cavity of my character caused by shame) has slowly been reduced by the evaporation of time, to a degree of forgiveness and pieces of understanding of how the cataclysmic events of late June, 2008 had been roaring near the surface many times prior, and quietly patient as often. … Continue reading Pinocchio and I

Teasing Isn’t Equal Parts Humor/Love: It’s the Bully’s Opening Act

During my previous career there were objects which I craved to such a degree that one might say I was obsessive about them.  In hindsight I understand that it wasn't the item or its purpose as the correct tool for the task, it was the representation I craved.  By selecting this particular briefcase (never mind … Continue reading Teasing Isn’t Equal Parts Humor/Love: It’s the Bully’s Opening Act

Is Creativity the Birthright of Madness?

Recently friends brought to my attention some ballyhooed revelation that creativity and the mental illness, Bipolar are bedfellows.  It's my hope that those friends shared this breaking news with me to reason that, unlike my unwavering conviction that my creativity was silently passed along, from parents to offspring, like the gherkin relish tray at the adult … Continue reading Is Creativity the Birthright of Madness?

Mastering Mirroring

              I'd spent the better part of twenty-five years manufacturing a character whose aspiration was to stand with notable leaders in architecture, medicine, law, insurance, and private equity.  Standing with in the parlance of my vocation meant eighteen inches on the diagonal of the left shoulder; within ear shot; … Continue reading Mastering Mirroring

Haven’t Been Hungry Since June, 2008

  Adam and Eve's fable is familiar to most of us and has been used as a biblical example of the shame and eviction caused by education; biblical authors thinly veil Adam's ignorance as innocence and ascribe Eve's intelligence (expressed as reasoning) as a short walk to damnation by way of mollifying hunger; and her … Continue reading Haven’t Been Hungry Since June, 2008