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Freeing the Frightened Bird

Freeing the Frightened Bird

A few months ago, I left the barn door open.  I’m talking about a literal barn door here, the fly on my pants was just fine, thank-you-very-much.  Anyhoo, I left the barn door open for just a few minutes while I ran off to do a quick chore.  When I...
My Priceless Speech Impediment

My Priceless Speech Impediment

I can choose to love my speech impediment.  Or I can hate it.  Either way, I still have a speech impediment. Someone might say, “Well, Jason, it’s a very big world.  There may very well be a cure for your speech impediment out there, somewhere.”  I...
Peace-Loving Negative Thoughts

Peace-Loving Negative Thoughts

Once-Upon-a-Not-too-Distant-Time, a negative thought would enter my brain like a formidable opponent and I’d get sweaty, miserable and downright beat-up wrestling it for days on end. Once-Upon-a-Today, negative thoughts still come and go from my head, but I do my...
Revisiting the Alphabet

Revisiting the Alphabet

Have you noticed that some plans work out way better than we could’ve imagined, while others end up being complete and utter flops? Many of us spend so much time and energy worrying about getting plan A right.  But really plan A is just the beginning of the...
Weak Evidence

Weak Evidence

A few months ago, I did a 10 minute Facebook Live  entitled, “Comedy!!!??##:):):)”.  During the duration of its runtime, I’d guesstimate that I had 1 view.  In a world where the superstars get hundreds of thousands or millions of views on the regular,...
Genie, I’ve Just One Wish….

Genie, I’ve Just One Wish….

There once was a man named Carl, who discovered a bedazzled lamp laying under a rose bush on his trip to the corner grocer.  He’d hoped to procure a cupcake, pistachios, a lotto ticket and a hot dog.  The lamp was an unexpected bonus!  Images of Disney’s Aladdin...
The COVID-19 Redemption

The COVID-19 Redemption

Today is March 5, 2021.  In just under a week, Americans will have lived with the COVID-19 pandemic for an entire year.   For a virus many of us believed would go away if we all just stayed inside for a couple weeks and practiced safety precautions, this blows my...
The 35 Year Wound

The 35 Year Wound

Dedicated to anyone navigating the lasting effects of trauma  There’s one morning that lives vividly in perpetuity within my mind.  It’s an invigorating summer morning at the onset of a hot, sticky day that I predict will lead to the cool relief of a city pool in the...
Why I Walked 30 Miles During a Pandemic

Why I Walked 30 Miles During a Pandemic

Since we live in radical times, I’m going to suggest you set a radical goal for yourself. If you want to run a 5K, set your sights on a half-marathon. Instead of learning chopsticks, commit to Chopin. Skip the boxed muffins and mill your own wheat for an artisan loaf....
Don’t Worry, To-Do This . . .

Don’t Worry, To-Do This . . .

In case the title didn’t give it away, this blog is about keeping a to-do list, but for a reason you might not suspect: as an effective antidote for worry.  And, hey, let’s face it, in 2020 we can use all the antidotes we can get!  So, bear with me here, as...