• Universal Banking

    Kindness, love and generosity are no-obligation, one-way-transactions. It’s our choice to give them to others. ✨ Yet,...

  • Ultimate Sacrifice

    Today is Memorial Day, the day to honor those men and women who have walked in shoes...

  • Alter Egos

    There’s this person called @SilverDisobedience and then there’s me. SilverDisobedience is working to change the discussion on...

  • The Meaning of Wisdom

    I don’t think I know what it means to be wise. I think I understand the concept...

  • Why I’m an Optimist

    I’m often asked: Why are you so optimistic? My answer is simple: I can’t figure out why...

  • Lifetimes

    For those who understand life, time and lifetimes of experience, our later years are the rewards that...

  • Rainy Zendays

    “It is what it is.” I have a bit of disagreement with this primary tenet of Zen...

  • Colliding Realizations

    The pathway to personal peace actually resides within the colliding realizations of what we want and what...

  • Tuning In

    Problems are messages. They are signals sent by the Ministry of Life, asking us to tune in...

  • Age Old Perceptions

    Perceptions of age reside in our minds. It is wholly possible to alter how we age via...

  • Compromise

    Are you capable of compromise? Able to settle differences by negotiating mutual concessions between those concerned? Reach...

  • Education

    It’s one thing to get educated and another to keep educated.  Education is a lifelong process. There...

  • Enough

    Up until I was about 17, I earned money by babysitting. I have so many very vivid...

  • Pluses & Minuses

    Everyone has pluses and minuses. Since we are all members of that “everyone” category, this fact is...

  • Mom-isms

    Sooner or later we all quote our Mothers.  Growing up, my Mother embroidered the phrase “Know Thyself,”...

  • My Dear Silver Disobedient

    I am asking for your help. In November 2017,  I started my Silver Disobedience blog with a sole...

  • Friendships

    What defines a friend? If you asked a child, it might get down to something like one...

  • Pedestals vs. Admiration

    When we put someone on a pedestal, idolizing them in some way over ourselves or another— the...