Archive for December, 2012

“Your problem is you think you have time.” – The Buddha That is quite the problem isn’t it? We think we have time to do so many things later. ‘Not now, I’ll get to that later’ – this is what we say about so many things. I was reminded in the last couple of days of the […]

A New Hope


My wish for everyone is a peaceful New Year. My hope for us all is that we can find new ways to eliminate suffering and oppression. If we worshiped Roman Gods, we would be celebrating and making tribute to Janus – He is the god that we get the ‘January’ from. He is double-headed and looks both […]

Alas, I cannot sleep. Or at least not very well. You would think that in the dark days of winter (up here in the northern hemisphere – I’m jealous of ‘Y’all’ in the South) I’d be hibernating like a bear, but in the past few days I’ve been more like an unresting zombie. “There is a time […]

I’m Not OK


What do you say when someone asks “How are you?” Almost everyone replies ‘good’, or maybe ‘fine’ and then asks the same question in return as though it were a solemn obligation. This is the social protocol we all play a role in. It is a greeting that puts everyone at the same point in […]

I was told by a wise old friend that Peace is the only thing worth seeking and working for. The statement is brilliant in that it can be applied in both a bigger, more vague sense, as well as a specific answer to individual problems. When you are wondering what you want to do with your life (a rather big […]

So . . .  I’ve been blogging for some time now about mental health and parenting and I’ve never really addressed the issue of medication, and while I’m not afraid to talk about it, I’m not sure that I am the best voice to speak for or against the use of all the different drugs out there. I […]

Soldier On


Father’s are supposed to ‘Soldier On’ Does this mean that fathers are supposed to show strength of character, and be fighting the good fight? Yes. Does this mean that fathers are supposed to display a great work ethic and determination that is awesome? Yes. Does this mean that fathers are supposed to be perfect? No. […]

A father’s job is so poorly defined in modern western society. I don’t want to romanticize the past, but it seems like once upon a time, a father’s job was to go to work and bring home a paycheck, teach the child how to play a sport and maybe how to fight, and if he […]

Finding Power


“Make the most of yourself, because that’s all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I love transcendental writing . . . I think Emerson is saying that the only thing we truly and actually own is our body/mind/soul/spirit, and that’s all. And since we  have only that one thing (however you want define ‘it’), […]

To tell or not to tell. I was reading a great blog from Disorderly Chickadee ( about coming out with a mood disorder at work. It was amazing and I suggest you give it a read. I especially like how she draws the parallel between coming out gay, and coming out bipolar – both states carry a stigma […]