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What Happened When I Quit Helicopter Parenting

“When I coddle my kids, I hurt them. If I keep myself at the center of their universe, helicopter parenting and serving their every need, the goal of independence is undermined. 62 more words


An Ocean View

An Ocean View

Fiction: -M. Taggart

Oh the day was nice. Nicer than most. And we kept driving and looking at the ocean as it appeared and disappears as it does. 193 more words


No Self-Questioning as a Subtle Family Sickness

DK: Here are some final reflections on my recent posts regarding the Martin family. (See posts from 9/23 and 9/25).

In this series of postings I have described and illustrated a rather subtle, yet insidious family pattern characterized by  invisible (unconscious) demands for false togetherness, the demand that all family members pretend to think the same. 713 more words

David Keith

YAWN!! Should You Stay Married If It's Boooooring?!

UK celebrity couple, presenter Zoe Ball and DJ Fatboy Slim broke up recently as part of a spate of recent similar celeb ‘conscious uncouplings.’ This one stands out for the reason given for the separation. 142 more words



Endings are so bittersweet.

Endings are so sweet and sour.

Endings are just really something else beginning.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. 316 more words

Me vs Frankenstein: A dream to remember

You ever have a dream that is so weird that it makes sense? Well I had one of those dreams the other night. It was so crazy and while I was in the dream it wasn’t making a lot of sense. 799 more words

The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Tin Woodman, along with the Scarecrow and Woot the Wanderer, set off on a journey to find the Tin Woodman’s former love, Nimmie Amee. Along the way they have many adventures including meeting the Tin Woodman’s near twin, the Tin Soldier, and meet many old friends including Polychrome the Rainbow’s Daughter. 76 more words

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