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December 28 , 2018 /

END & BEYOND

In Central Switzerland there is a trail that leads to the “End of the World” – the place where the Horbis valley suddenly comes to an end.  The trail starts at Engelberg railway station and leads down to the end of Dorfstrasse. There, by the Abbey chapel, you follow the steps up to the road,

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December 15 , 2018 /

WINTER SOLSTICE 2018

On Friday, December 21, 2018, at 2:23 pm PST 22:23 UTC, the sun will reach its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring. That’s for all of us in the northern hemisphere.  You can calculate your own time accordingly. It has more to do with the tilt of the earth on its

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December 11 , 2018 /

LABEL READER

Maybe there’s an app or one waiting to be developed that will scan and read a label which is often so small I can’t see it.  I have been a label reader for a long time and it doesn’t seem to be receding like so many other things at this point. Take yesterday for example.

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December 3 , 2018 /

TURN ON THE LIGHT

Advent, which began December 2, is about the adventure, the anticipated arrival of the Light, whether Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas or Diwali, just celebrated. These are holidays, holy days. Holy means simply, “set apart.” Here are the lyrics from a piece of music which Alexa played for me this morning: This one

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November 30 , 2018 /

A GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM

Most of us have experienced a glitch in some system whether a computer, a corporate malfunction in production (think recalls), a car or truck, some out of touch bureaucracy, travel, or in our own lives including work, relationships and health. My point in writing about this experience is not to describe the details of the

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November 13 , 2018 /

AN AHA MOMENT

I sometimes have thoughts swirling around in my head and I can’t quite get them clearly into focus. I don’t think it’s early (?) onset of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, at least not yet, but those are indeed serious conditions to be taken seriously.   You may have had a similar experience.  Those thoughts might come

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November 9 , 2018 /

THE FUTURE OF NOT WORKING

There is a lot of talk about the future of work which has prompted me to revise and update a piece about the future of not working.  Suffice to say if you have this choice, take it sooner rather than later as I have known no one who comes to the end and says, “I

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November 4 , 2018 /

HATE VS INDIFFERENCE

“The opposite of love is not hate,  it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.  And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”   Elie Wiesel Opposites may not be what we first think.  In other words what appears as obvious may

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October 28 , 2018 /

KINDNESS IN 55 WORDS

Kindness does not have a price tag.  It cannot be bought nor traded. One human being reaches out to another with love and compassion,   Whether words of gratitude, appreciation or recognition, or a selfless act of giving with no strings attached, being kind in one moment makes the world a brighter, better place.  Your turn.

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