Why We Swim

“Ahh, I remember this book” I think to myself as I pull it from a box of mom’s belongings I had quickly packed when we moved her into Memory Care in March 2021. I had given it to her as a Mother’s Day gift exactly two years ago while she was in a several-month lockdown … More Why We Swim

The Will To Survive – Where Does it Come From?

About a month ago, I was browsing through Amazon Prime movie selections and one captured my attention.  Simply titled Jungle it looked like an adventure/thriller story with a promising hook “Nature Only Has One Law – Survival.” Looking for a little escapism in an Amazon rainforest, I clicked “Play.” Surprisingly, it was based on the … More The Will To Survive – Where Does it Come From?

Finding My Way to “White Crane Spreads its Wings”

It was November 2015 and I was watching the newest episode of The Walking Dead. (Yes, I’m admitting that I’ve watched the show since it began in 2010.) I could do with less gore, but the psychology of survival and what actions those involved choose to preserve it has always been an ingenious signature of … More Finding My Way to “White Crane Spreads its Wings”

Everything About Big Waves: Real and At The Movies

I was twelve when the original The Poseidon Adventure movie was released in 1972. Although I was mesmerized by the man falling into the gigantic stained-glass skylight as the boat turned upside-down, it was the giant wave itself that permanently imprinted on me. Whether real or on-screen, the raw, indisputable power of water rising up … More Everything About Big Waves: Real and At The Movies