Doodle: Conform


Some of us are internally conflicted about restrictions placed on our very freedoms. Indeed it has been an assault on ideologies that fundamental to the founding of this place. All in the name of safety and preservation of life. Have we given up too much? It is yet to be seen.

Doodle: Open


So most things are opening very soon here. We are supposed to be more free to do things we haven’t done for a whole year, but still take as many precautions. We are being coaxed out of the deep holes we burrowed ourselves into for safety. ‘Come out and get some sunshine’ they say. We may very well have forgotten how.

Between THICK and thin

As my girlfriends and I sat in an African themed restaurant in the heart of picturesque Laguna Beach this past weekend; our conversation turned to the great summer slim down. For those unaware of this phenomenon, it the period of time when those who have once again forgotten that there are only five months between parkas and bikinis engage in an insane and desperate effort to shed the weight. Then somehow the conversation took a sharp right into the case of African tribes that seclude and fatten brides for weddings, a topic that horrified most. I volunteered that I thought it was refreshing that not everyone regarded slenderness as the epitome of beauty. All this as I chomped on my salmon caesar salad.



A State of Denial

At times not acknowledging something or a situation is the only way to take the next step forward. Acceptance can cause paralysis. Off-course this sort of self-deception only carries us so far. It is often said that acceptance is the first step. Sometimes denial is the only way to keep going.