(Non) Obligatory Psychopaths

In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, I see this news headline: “A Turkish Father Refused To Let Go Of His Dead 15-Year-Old Daughter’s Hand” And almost instantly, my eyes fill with tears. “Of course, he didn’t!” I whisper to myself. “Which father would?” It’s this remarkable ability to swap ourselves out… to project ourselves … Read more

The Cycle

Everything dies. That’s common sense. What’s not intuitively obvious is that everything must die. It’s as true of people and pets, as it is for ideas and attitudes. When they grow old, sclerotic and outdated, they should die. And that’s just part of a cycle. A cycle that involves birth. Of something new. Hopefully better. … Read more