Category: Human Connections

Human connections add value to our lives. They are what most memories are made from. They add comfort and warmth to our human journey. Although cities contain concentrated numbers of people, it’s easy to avoid interactions. Even a small gesture, like a hello or a good morning, can make a difference in someone’s day. We should all make an effort to make eye contact and engage with our fellow urban dwellers, many of whom are struggling.

Taking social risks

Taking social risks

Many things I do are cause for great consternation among my family members. For example going to Europe by myself for several months, voluntarily giving up owning a car for several years and online dating. I have always loved people, and I have never been afraid of taking social risks or interacting with people I …

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Strangers on the street

Strangers on the street

Tonight as I walked up the street in my neighborhood, I was stopped by a slight woman who said she wanted to ask me a question. She thanked me for stopping when she knew I was clearly on my way somewhere. She told me her name was Shannon and that she needed some Pampers. She …

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Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples

Remember, no one’s life is the way it appears on Facebook. Everyone has challenges and struggles. Don’t compare yourself to others because it is never apples to apples. Mmm… I think I’ll go eat an apple.

Loneliness and unhappines

Loneliness and unhappines

“There is a difference between loneliness and unhappiness. While I am sometimes lonely, I am always happy. Use time alone to create a fulfilling life and fill it with wonderful people.”

Technology should be a tool

Technology should be a tool

Technology should be a tool, not a religion. Try to remember that today while you’re around other human beings. I promise that your dying thought will not be, “I wish I’d spent more time staring at my phone.”

How I spent election day

How I spent election day

There is nothing like the feeling of being part of something that is bigger than yourself.  That is how I feel when I participate in the campaigning and election process for the position of President of the United States of America (or as it has affectionately been dubbed: POTUS).  Four years ago on election day, …

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The Dress

The Dress

We’ve all been there… coming off a painful breakup and using retail therapy to ease our aching heart.  The problem was that, at the time of my retail therapy, the stress of the breakup had caused me to lose a rather large (and unsustainable) amount of weight.  But all I could think about as I …

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