In the Eye of the Bold

In the Eye of the Bold

My long suffering readers, there are few conglomerations of words that raise my hackles and get my dander up like the ghastly phrase, “be realistic.” Hell, I wasn’t even aware I HAD hackles or dander, much less that they could be raised or gotten up....
The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

I have to admit, I have a thing for eyes. Now relax dear reader, this isn’t some weird serial killer body part fixation. I just find the eyes to be often the most striking part of a person. They’re the first thing I notice when I meet someone, though it...
Fear Itself

Fear Itself

Photo Credit: tertia van rensburg via Unsplash “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Those words, spoken by former US President and high-up muckity-muck Franklin D. Roosevelt, have become so iconic as to be almost cliché. The idea that fear is an enemy that...
The Courage to Simply… Be

The Courage to Simply… Be

Dear reader, this beloved and benighted collection of lunacy we call Western society, for all its impressive accomplishments such as jazz music and spray-on hair, seems suspicious, or even worse dismissive, of people who, once established in one field, wish to pursue...
It’s not What You Know…

It’s not What You Know…

…Actually, it is what you know. I’ve got a story to share that I hope will inspire, or at least, kill a few minutes between cat videos. Yesterday I took a HUGE step toward conquering fear and reaching a dream: I’ve worked out the budget for leaving...

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