Writing Ritual

By definition, doing something requires first getting started—no start, no do. Which sounds simple enough—just take the first step and then keep on walking; just type the first word...

Kids these days

Halloween. Trick-or-treaters at the door. Not sure if we’d stocked up on enough candy, my wife and I offered a choice: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (if you have been...

This is a test

Apparently Socrates, the dude credited with the founding of Western philosophy, came up with this idea of a Super-Duper Magic Ring (Greek term from the S-man himself), aka the...

Pavlov’s Dog

Okay, so this was the riddle I made up: “What can walk for hours—constant forward momentum, one foot in front of the other, right-left-right-left—yet go nowhere and at the...