Posts tagged holiday season
Okay, let’s get one thing straight right off. The disaster was not all my fault. Today is a very windy day. On an even playing field with no wind, I could have saved the others.
A lack of furniture forced me out of my cave and into the new world, the one where the next generation lives. As far as technology is concerned, I give them their fast and clever thumbing. But when did the kids take over furniture? Not that technology hasn’t led me down the path of updatedness. In fact, the 60” HD at the end of the bed is the reason I’m out More >
Dateline: The Giggling Marlin. Cabo San Lucas International Branch Bar. I don’t think the people in here are normal. I also think if they realize I’m listening to their conversations for national publication, things could get dangerous.
In order to appreciate the dangerous waters stirred up by the Chaise Lounge War, you must have joined up earlier with Stress in Paradise. Episode One: Revolution on the Beach.
Dateline: DFW Airport International Branch Headquarters, chair in the corner, face to the wall.
First, I’d like to apologize to those unfortunate passengers on flights with me this weekend. If you are thinking, “Maybe I was on a plane with her and I didn’t know it,” you were not. If you recall a short blond woman, her agonized face mashed into the window, who seemed determined to cough up her lungs, or heard one side of the 737 you were in crackle and thunder, just maybe you were. I’m very, very sorry.
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Anxiety and Thinking for Yourself
Do you think for yourself? Are do you just think you think for yourself—and what you’re really doing is “what feels good at the moment” and expecting someone else to “lump” the consequences? Remember our goal: To have more of our decisions, actions, and internal dialogue, more determined by our best thinking and less determined by emotional pressure from others or emotional pressures (fears and anxieties) coming from within our own minds. A little thing called Differentiation of Self.
The “I Want It Now” feeling is one way More >
Yesterday, as I walked up to the fancy “to go” window at Mimi’s Restaurant to buy a gift certificate, I noticed flying food. The lady ahead of me, on receiving her to go salad with a clear plastic top, was screaming, “I said NO croutons!” She picked off each one (and it was big salad) and threw it into the air. The little chucks of toast landed in a scatter pattern around her.
I mention the Crouton Lady not to point out how “unevolved” she is next to me, but to say, I can go from cool to food-tossing just as easily. I’m bringing this More >
That woman who was all platitudes and blind optimism from yesterday? I can’t stand that chick. She just pops out now and then all Holier-than-Thou making all sorts of weak-kneed suggestions. And then . . . The first publisher edit comes back on “TOO RICH AND TOO THIN, Not an autobiography.”
The suggestion was made . . . that the manuscript wasn’t already perfect. That maybe I had a ways to go before my precious words hit the big press. No, that’s not the truth. The truth is much too disturbing to reveal here. Yikes. I took that all-smiley-look-at-me-I’m-so-mature-psychologist More >
“The world of facts, the world we can touch? Or the world as WE HAVE DISTORTED it? The dangerous, and maybe even mean world, we are responding to in our head?”
Each of us has a chance to grow whatever parts of our world we want to grow. By paying attention to a piece of our experience, that piece takes up more and more space. Whatever we waters, grows.
I’m sitting in a restaurant booth, my roving office, and, as usual, the space behind me is filled, emptied, and refilled with more normal customers.
At least, I guess More >