Just a thought. 4.

With the little bit of free time I've had this summer, I've been organizing files on my computer. In the process, I've been reading through some projects I've had shelved. The following paragraph is an excerpt from a larger project -- on belief acquisition -- and I thought it should stand on its own as…

A little advice about social media.

  Why the advice? To encourage you to 1) Protect your health and well-being (physical/mental/emotional/social); 2) Protect your reputation; 3) Protect your intellectual integrity. ADOPT THE COUNT-TO-10 RULE. If something someone says on the internet pushes your buttons, do not immediately reply. Instead. Count to ten. And think. If you are still worked up, log out…

A Community of Sufferers*

I'm having a meal with my husband at a pub in Bristol, delighting in the warm and jovial conversation of the three older men having a pint at the neighbouring table. By their camaraderie, I  assume they've had a long history together, probably meeting at this very pub over many years. As I finish my chicken…

Small town diaspora.

Are there any, like myself, the diaspora of a small and rural, remote town. Are there any, like myself, who yearned to know where the gravel road led. But, now that it's gone, wish I could follow it home. Are there any, like myself, who used to think the open spaces were like walls that…