Currently browsing category

Interpersonal Communication

Living in the Material World

As I write, I am glancing out the window of my plane while traveling from Atlanta to Phoenix, from the city that …

Will anyone listen?

Conflict is an inevitable part of life. You may try to avoid it or withdraw from it when it arises, but when …

Navigating Busy Streets

Years ago, my wife and I visited Chicago. Chicago in the summer is one of my favorite places. One reason for my …

Relationships and Metaphor

Are you in a relationship? This question makes the word “relationship” sound like it references a container. You and someone else are …

The Ring of Gyges

The Ring of Gyges is a Greek myth examined by Plato in The Republic. The ring had the power to render its …

MGB Dreaming

Driving home today, I noticed a car for sale, parked in the street, on the downtown square of Fayetteville, near the old …

Being Here

Have you seen the movie Being There? Movie Trailer It’s an old film, released in 1979, starring Peter Sellers of Pink Panther …

Loving Yourself?

I’ve read in the popular press that before you can enter into a successful relationship, you have to love yourself. I have …

Two Keys to Happiness

Every time I hold the door open for someone or witness a person who doesn’t hold the door open for me or …