The Oddities We Notice

There is more to living in the country than extra land, the cattle, the distance between neighbors, and other benefits. Each of us hurtles through life in much the same way that our planet hurtles through space. But it is vital to our existence that we pause and look...

Those Annoying Flapping Lips

Have you noticed how often people speak but make no sense? A common genetic flaw. If they have nothing of substance to contribute to a discussion, they still feel the need to contribute. That is when they tend to spout nonsense. If you doubt this, all you have to do...

Life’s Little Surprises

Few of us can honestly say we know who we are. Why? Because people see themselves through a physical and mental veil. You look in the mirror before leaving for work. You might even comment out loud, “I look great today.” Later in the day, you visit the restroom to...

The Power of Propinquity

Propinquity refers to proximity to others and the resulting formation of friendship or romantic attachment to those we often encounter. The word burst into this writer’s life years ago. The delivery vehicle of this new vocabulary word was an old television series,...

Waiting for Miracles

Long ago, in times of need or trouble, the people prayed. But that was before enlightenment appeared on the horizon. That particular philosophy encouraged emphasis on reason and questioning everything. Early humans created their gods with the sheer power of...

Why the Cock Crows

Did you ever wonder why roosters crow? If you live in the suburbs and large metropolitan areas, that thought probably will not appear among your various synaptic processes. Admit it. You would panic if you heard a rooster crow in your urban world. If you were asleep,...