Fear of Failure

I have a chicken named Camilla, (remember the muppet show in the late 70's / early 80's – Gonzo the great had a similarly named chicken) … Camilla is a very friendly, personable humongous avian version of a rescue puppy.  She regularly begs at our picnics and will come running as fast as her chubby […]


I recently became aware of Viktor Frankl's work – Man's Search for Meaning. Frankl was a contemporary of Freud, and was influenced by him, yet disagreed with Freud, who said that man was basically motivated by pleasure.  Frankl theorized that man is motivated by meaning, and that when he has a sense of meaninglessness in […]


In the 70's they blamed the Dobermans In the 80"s they blamed the German Shepherds In the 90's they blamed the Rottweilers Now they blame the Pit Bulls -When will they blame the humans?     –Ceasar Millan   I met a super nice Pit Bull at PetSmart today.  A beautiful, massive, solid tail-wagging dog. […]

The Low Heart Rate

When someone accelerates in a situation where they should stop (like at a stop sign), calamity is soon to follow.  This is true, whether for business, relationship, investments, and yes, even driving. The question is, when the accident occurs, how cool-headed are you?  Because you can make things a whole lot worse by unhelpfully engaging […]


One day its almost 60 degrees and you're getting a sun tan and then next it is raining / sleeting.  Its a pretty bum deal. Unless you live in the high desert. And you needed rain. Gratefulness is a matter of perspective.