Longing

A loyal blog follower tells me what a tough time it is for youth soccer coaches.  This makes sense, given that coaches need players to do their jobs.  I wonder if coaches will appreciate all of their players more once their seasons resume.  Some coaches only...

Growing Stronger

I want to keep growing stronger during this pandemic period.  I don’t want to be the kind of psychologist who can only live vicariously through the growth of his clients.  I want to practice what I preach—even though I don’t do much preaching.  My downside as a...

Things We Tell Ourselves

I try to tell myself reassuring things during these worrisome times.  The most common thing I will tell myself is: things are going to be okay.  I tell myself this because most of our worries relate to things not being okay.  Most worries are about the future.  They...

Today

I was listening today to No One Knows by the Nigerian-French singer Asa.  It’s a song about a weatherman who is reluctant to make predictions, insisting that, “no one knows tomorrow.” It must be a hard time for weather people—not because of the pandemic or the racial...

Underdog

My wife and I got into a disagreement the other day when she referred to me as “privileged.”  I have never considered myself to be privileged, since I didn’t grow up in the kind of a house as the truly privileged people in our neighborhood.  My dad used to say that it...