MEANWHILE, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD…

We tore open presents from under the tree. Christmas dinner topped off our snack-filled bellies, and then a new year rang. We threw confetti and slept in the next morning. Our kids made snowmen and snow angels, while the dads shoveled and the moms sipped coffee. The sun came out and the school year ended. Off to vacation at the beach. We came home and played at the pool. At night we laughed at our old, wrinkled faces. The parade was nice—people dressed in red, white, and blue threw candy to us as they floated past. Fireworks popped and fizzled overhead. We slept in and then played again at the […]

DO YOU LOVE TO BE ANGRY?

You love to be angry, don’t you? Come on – admit it! Even if every once in a while, given particular conditions, you enjoy anger. Strangely, there is something pleasant about it. An eagerness for anger flashes in your heart from time to time. When you’re offended, when someone doesn’t show you the respect you deserve, when a series of simple turns don’t go your way, you ignite a spark of anger. At times the spark flashes and fizzles out. At other times you cup your hands, gently blow on the tinder ball, and make fire. You love anger, and I do too. Perhaps we enjoy making anger because it […]