Devastating Denial

Perhaps the most mind-boggling paradox of the human condition is our unwillingness to accept facts that could prevent us from a future of despair. Preconceived notions and inherent privileges are our drugs of choice. An excellent example of this and one with which I am intimately familiar is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Prevention educators have … More Devastating Denial

Why Human Rights?

Life is a test of strength and endurance. Our purpose is to grow into the person we were always meant to be. There is only one rule: we must do so without harming anyone or anything. Impossible, you say? Maybe so; however, attempting to meet this challenge makes us fully human. Otherwise, we are predators … More Why Human Rights?

Diversity Matters

I went to a sign waving rally in front of Congressman Ron DeSantis’ office recently. A handful of Trump supporters crashed it before most of us arrived. The contrast between the opposing groups was stunning. We had an extremely diverse group with mostly positive messages of welcoming immigrants in our community. The opposition simply chanted … More Diversity Matters

After Deception

During this past year, many of us have seen the masks disappear from the faces in our social networks. We have been shocked, dismayed, and angered by their betrayal, especially after we worked so hard at building relationships with them despite their overbearing demeanors. Now that they have shown their true colors, we have been … More After Deception

A Ring Of Fire

Over 50% of all marriages end in divorce, many of them plagued by the common issues of: Inability to communicate effectively Lack of respect for each other’s feelings Different values and goals Inappropriate conflict resolution tactics Unresolved conflicts sometimes lead to more serious relationship outcomes: Financial troubles Infidelity and STD’s Substance abuse Psychological issues Without professional intervention, … More A Ring Of Fire

Bloodlust

Victimizing people to become powerful is just pathetic. When I see an all-powerful leader causing death and despair without the blink of an eye, I wonder how such a thing could happen. Then I realize that tyrants become tyrants by giving their bloodthirsty admirers exactly what they want. Just look at the comments section on … More Bloodlust