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June 5 , 2024 /

NOW WHAT?

I had a friend named Stan who had a small sailboat on Martha’s Vineyard, a 19’ O’Day Mariner. He had it rigged with a self-tending jib that changed with the wind and the position, no outboard motor, only the sails and the wind.  A sailor needs to be able to read wind and tides to

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May 21 , 2024 /

I.Q. E.Q. & D.Q. YOUR DESIRE QUOTIENT

( Revised and updated post from 324/18) * Featured photo courtesy Stephan Valentn on Unsplash Do you remember taking an I.Q. test and earning a label according to the results?  There is evidence I.Q, can change. The Flynn Effect found that people’s IQ scores rise over time. People’s IQs increased by about 3 points per

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May 14 , 2024 /

SHIFTING GEARS, AGAIN and AGAIN

(Revised and Edited from earlier post of April, 2022) An automatic transmission shifts gears up and down according to the need of the engine. We could take a lesson from that..  For those of us who grew up learning to drive with a standard transmission, we decided when to shifr and through practice we learned

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May 7 , 2024 /

THE CEREAL AISLE REVISITED

I read an interview and printed conversation between David Remnick and Jerry Seinfeld just prior to the May 3 release of “UNFROSTED”. I watched and enjoyed the movie. I liked the interview as much or more than the movie and here is the link to the New Yorker article, if you want to read it.

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May 3 , 2024 /

MOVING BLOG

If you are one of a number of readers and subscribers to my web site blog here, thank you for your continued subscribing and reading, always free and will continue so. Some of you have been with me for 10+ years and we’ve gone through lots of changes, sometimes sharing them here and elsewhere, Within

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May 2 , 2024 /

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

WHO ARE YOU? Each of us has a name by which we have become known, a name given to us by our parents, a name sometimes chosen at random, or from a list of popular names, sometimes by family traditions, and sometimes with special meaning. In some cultures a name has particular significance with regard

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April 26 , 2024 /

A DISMAL FAILURE

What follows is a look from 30,000’ and a close up look to see how this affects individuals.  Then it’s how the individuals form a collective that in turn affects the bigger picture, back and forth “from both sides now.”  After a 60-year career in a variety of settings helping people to learn, grow and

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April 20 , 2024 /

MINDING MY MIND

* Featured photo courtesy of Stefano Bucciarelli via Unsplash.com There is a plethora of information about how our minds and brains function and volumes of research on mental health and mental illnesses.  I have tried to take care of my mind as well as my body and spirit and yet, there are no guarantees about

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April 6 , 2024 /

EXISTENCE, AWARENESS & BLISS (REV.)

“I have heard it said that… at the intersection of existence, awareness, and bliss, all divisions will disappear… I look forward to that state.”      Kumud Ajmani, a friend and moderator of a Sunday morning group called Spirit Chat for the past 12 years, offered that quote up to the group one Sunday morning. It

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