The Victim

The Victim

Several years ago, I witnessed an intriguing keynote speech from Keith Ferrazzi. He is not the victim. He is a media star and an author of a business self-help book entitled Never Eat Alone. Keith is a master networker, and the book is a good reminder of how to improve one’s approach to person-to-person interaction. …

Being Civil

Being Civil

Eighteen years away from the start of the new Millennium counted. Days, months, years at a time, and nearing two decades of living, mostly one day to the next, happily. Being Civil. I fear to call my parents elderly. Worse yet, the kids are now adults. Today, hand over hand with My Love, we undertake the tug of war …

Lyricists

Lyricists

The last phrase in my Twitter bio says, “recovering d.j.”. The term ‘recovery’, like as a goal for those ridding themselves from an addiction of some sort, is usually equated with abstinence or necessary lifestyle change. I understand this concept well. Not that music and d.j.ing hold any personal danger. But, after college, I pursued …

The Gift

The Gift

  It is Christmas Eve. I could be in for a long night because of The Gift. There is one present remaining on the list. It is an important one. I simply can’t let her down, not after the birthday fiasco some time back. I’m better than that. So, I press on. At one point …

Holiday Zen

Holiday Zen

This is a rough time of year for a lot of people. Divorced parents are no exception. It is easy to get tripped up looking at what has been lost rather than what might have been gained. Some Holiday Zen is needed. The holidays are about family (and friends), no doubt. And, honestly, without them, …