When Art Imitates Life

I read an article today hypothesizing a dark and morbid sense of humor was a sign of higher intelligence citing an experiment led by Ulrike Willinger at the Medical University of Vienna. Participants were shown twelve cartoons depicting dark humor relating to suicide, violence, and other topics considered morbid. Participants reporting they appreciated the humor…

I Love you, Man

I think it’s only natural to criticize your parents’ judgment when it comes to our upbringings. Maybe it is an innate sense of entitlement or a certain amount of self-righteousness, and maybe it is due to the inability to recognize a majority of our flaws are essentially universal. I think it is safe to assume…

Radio Ga Ga

It is uncanny the way someone imprints on you with such a short amount of time together. I work with foster children, and I maintain a caseload comprised of ten to fifteen children at any given time. We work together for roughly a year to a year and a half. Those children are not just…

The People Pleaser

Givers have to set limits, because takers don’t have any.  I’m going to be the bad guy and say it.  Being a ‘”Yes man” can get you in all kinds of trouble and wreak havoc in your life.  All relationships do require a certain level of agreeableness to exist, but where do you draw the…

The Tribe

My husband wanted a date/family night this evening, so he chose dinner followed by a bookstore followed by the movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. If you don't know, it was a book my husband and I read as children, so we were overly excited after spotting it in a local bookstore a…

Freudian Slip

Sometimes things happen right when you need them, and it testifies on where you've been. I recall getting off work several years ago, yet I would drive around my house as opposed to going home. I did this daily, but I never thought anything of it at the time. I honestly believed it was completely…