The Power of Mistakes

Be willing to make a few mistakes, to suffer a little pain to get what you want. It is not easy to allow oneself to make mistakes. We do live in a world that puts pressure on us to be perfect and to be embarrassed of our mistakes….

The Birds and Bees

My two cats are passionate about catching birds. The resident Mockingbirds have been attacking Simon and Sheba, relentlessly. But the cats aggravate them, swishing their bushy tails to taunt them. They make me laugh! A bird flew into the house yesterday. The cats were a tag team and…

Passionate About Finding One’s Own Passion?

So, it’s time to speak of passion. I admit, this one is tough for me. I am still going through life with the idea of finding my passion, and my search narrows down to how I make a living. Having said that, I ask, do I have to,…

THOSE POWERFUL MOUNTAINS

Having been assigned a task, which is to give you, the reader, the Jewish perspective, I realize that that’s not nearly so easy as it sounds. There’s an old joke among Jewish people that if you put two Jews together in a room, ask them a question and…

Historical Footprints

On Sunday, June 21, 2009, the first Summer Solstice Ceremony was held atop the Ceremonial Indian Mound in Florence, AL. It was probably the first in hundreds of years, since the American Southeastern Indians had lived in the area and before the long and horrible Trail of Tears….

New Directions: An Astrological Interpretation

I have been sitting with this word ‘passion’ for quite a while – gathering my thoughts about how to address the subject – perhaps procrastinating a bit as well – but for what it’s worth, these are my thoughts. Having been in the personal coaching profession for some…

Family Love

Every day when I wake up I see my family. I go to my favorite dog in the world, Henry. I sit with him for a little bit, hug him and say I love him. My brother hugs me when he is excited or when we accomplish something,…

Heavy and Full

Heavy are the days and full are the nights.   Full are the nights filled with foggy ghosts that whisper what used to be like uneven cobblestones on Mobile Street like guitar chords rambling down Court Street like pool balls cracking and records scratching all the way down…

Khandvi: Flavor Of India

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes Passion is the energy that keeps me going, that keeps me filled with meaning, and happiness, and excitement, and anticipation. Passion is a…