Tag: Health

What if everyone isn’t beautiful?

WARNING: DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL! A great article in the New York Times that challenges social expectations on who is beautiful. What if we looked at beauty as just one trait some people were born with, like musical ability…

#11 QOTW

New Year’s Resolutions!

To:                  We the Average From:              The woman you won’t find in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul Re:                  Welcome to 2019! Time to celebrate, friends! The holidays are over; the days are getting longer; the haters are safely ensconced back in their…

Six-word story

I’m taking an online writing class to supplement my Masters program in creative writing. The assignment this week was to create a six-word sentence that makes up the story of my life’s journey at this moment in time.

When “Parent” was just a Noun

You remember those days. When we were young, and our parents’ idea of “parenting” was to shove us out the door in the morning and make sure we didn’t return until dark. When we were deathly ill, and they told us we’d feel better…

What If’s for a New Moral Code

David Denby, in his nonfiction work, Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World*, writes about a professor of philosophy from Columbia University who is smoking in a subway terminal. A police officer approaches and demands he…

We the Average: Spoiler Alert! Do NOT read if you are in the top 2.5% of humankind

WTH! I had to fast for the fortune teller, no eating or drinking after midnight. The company required the blood test to confirm the year of my death.