Raw

There are certain universal truths that hold all people common.  Whether a person lives in a small fishing village on the coast of Indonesia or in a high-rise condo in the financial district of Manhattan, certain things connect them.  When it comes to human nature, circumstance has little to do with who we innately are.  We…

The Magic in the Grass

Watching time pass and the rites of youth change hands is a strange phenomenon.  In part, it’s a nice thing to experience.  It brings back the smiles and the laughter, and reminds us of what once was.  If we can’t relive it, we can watch with a knowing joy, how those who go after us laugh at…

Swinging from the Brush

I have written about, on several occasions, the special brand of joy I get from watching people’s dreams come true.  Somehow when I see others taking their dreams by the hand for the first time, I think if I get close enough to them, that some of the energy will splash onto me.  It’s like getting…

What if?

Last week, when the Mega Millions Lottery reached the largest amount in history, I bought a few tickets.  I’d never bought a lottery ticket before, but this time I had to.  First of all, I liked the camaraderie.  There was a general buzz of excitement all around.  This was probably nation wide, but I assume was…

Star-Crossed Lovers

A writer and a new idea are like two star-crossed lovers who meet every once in a while, when the tide is just right for an explosive union.  It is an unplanned rendezvous dictated completely in the throes of the universe.  It is a love affair that comes upon as rarely as leap year and rocks…