Take my word for it. Hmm…

Advice is dicey, isn’t it? And it isn’t even just the words…it’s how it’s delivered and to whom it is given.  We’re not talking batting around ideas together.  We’re talking ADVICE! Let’s assume it’s a perfect world.  I have suddenly been blessed with 3D supersonic insight and know exactly what is needed. Scenario 1: My […]

Confessions of a Buttinsky

In my younger days I could really “tell people off”. Of course, inherent in that was the concept that I knew exactly what they should do and how they should do it. And I still (unfortunately) get reminded of the times when I was convinced that the only way someone I loved would follow the […]

Here come the judge…

Dear Daughter, I have come to the conclusion that there is no good way to hear anything  (other than a newscast) from anyone else unless it is unqualified approbation, or obvious approval and/or praise. Concern, worry, helpful hints (except when read from a columnist in the newspaper)  become mini-interventions.  Thoughts intended to be enlightening, broadening […]