The Things That Matter

I have not always fully appreciated my parents.  In my younger days, even though I loved and respected my mother and father, there were times when my immaturity and inexperience led me to believe that I possessed some greater knowledge than my parents did, that somehow their lack of expertise in technology, their entirely different…

I’d Rather Be a Shoelace

I’d Rather Be a Shoelace (or, I’m Glad I’m Not a Prairie Dog! ) Pretend for a moment that you sell shoelaces for a living. You got in on the colored-shoelaces fashion craze a few years back, and now the trend has spread, providing a healthy market in your town for your growing assortment of brightly colored and…

5’3″ Teacher with Brown Hair

Why do we often define people by characteristics which are transitory? When asked to describe a missing person, we give four major characteristics: Height, weight, hair color, and eye color.  Yet, at least two of those are easily changed (with a simple installation of colored contacts and hair dye), and even weight can be changed…