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Category: RELATIONSHIPS

Death of a Twosome

Looks like I live my life backwards. Instead of exploring in my teens and twenties before settling down, I started exploring after having settled, in my forties and into my sixties. Funny thing is, all of us five siblings settled down with a high school sweetheart in our teens. What did our parents feed us? The fact that it takes two? A sort of co-dependency? An idea that identity (the sense of self) is not individual? That growing up has to be shared? That my name could not be uttered without… Read more Death of a Twosome

Sheep

My story SHEEP is being published in the anthology 100 VOICES, volume II Here is a link to the site: Centum Publishing Discount Code is 100V2V48 The anthology is offered in Hard Cover (500) and in Paperback but won’t be available until January 15, 2017 Here is a link to my story: SHEEP

Safety is a Bad Word

What is safety? The dictionary tells us this: the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss Naturally, we all want to be safe, feel safe, and act safe. Whether we attribute this desire to human nature as such or to cultured behavior. My question is this: What do we do to feel safe ourselves and what do we do to have other people feel safe, such as loved ones, friends, communities, peers, colleagues, etc.? I can only answer this as to how I feel: The… Read more Safety is a Bad Word

NORA

Nora, the quintessential female character of breaking free – from the play A Doll’s House by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen – is a favorite of mine! That character of… Read more NORA

You want to know the concept of HYGGE

The concept of HYGGE [hoo-ga] – a Danish term, and I grew up in Denmark – is an interesting one to define in English. It looks like this: family and/or friends visiting with each other over a meal or a drink or coffee, hosted in a home, anytime of day, with candles lit (do not confuse with a romantic dinner), conversation going, sharing stories, relaxing into time. It feels like this: happy to be alive, enjoying the moment, comfortable and content, happy to share, warm and fuzzy, ‘this is where I… Read more You want to know the concept of HYGGE