Letting go of Perfect

The other day I was lecturing on the art of happiness and the importance of forgiveness during the college class we’re teaching when one of our students stopped me cold. I had been going on at some length about how we’ve all been “done wrong” somewhere along the way by somebody, be it a parent,…

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Lessons from the Bug

The other day I was getting ready for work when I heard a persistent flapping noise from the next room and finally went to investigate. A giant flying bug with long graceful legs was beating frantically against the windowpane, trying to find a way out. (One of the advantages of living in the Bay area…

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