a silent goodbye

two children separated by a decade in time. their coexistence was at first like parent and child. the older one had spent a short life being taught unhealthy lessons punished for mistakes seen through the eyes of a tarnished mind lessons┬ánot meant for anyone of any age much less a child. in desperation he glued…

Turning Off Social Media: Why Happiness Depends on It

The other day, an old Alanis Morissette song came on the radio and I was reminded of my childhood neighbor, Ashley. Ashley and I had spent hours listening to Alanis’ first album. I got to thinking how Ashley was the one girl on my street who treated me as a true friend; her being Jewish…