May 26 , 2018 /

A Different Commencement

It’s that time of year again, graduations at high schools, colleges and universities across the country and 3.6 million high school seniors walking across the stage and picking up diplomas.  Have a brief look at this and the conclusions. Greenville High School, Greenville, Ohio, Class of 1955   (Greenville is a town of some 12,000 people

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April 29 , 2018 /

EVERYONE AGES: SOME MORE THAN OTHERS

DIMENSIONS OF AGING – CHANGE IS CERTAIN – EITHER PLANNED OR UNPLANNED There are five dimensions of human activity that are interrelated and interdependent. Those are the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of ourselves and our relationships with others. We tend to treat people along one dimension and focus our energy, time and resources

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April 16 , 2018 /

TRANSITION

Transitions from one stage to another can be challenging for a variety of reasons.  Each of us differs in how we either plan for those or how we deal with them as they appear, whether on the horizon or suddenly in front of us. Two colleagues mentioned recently that they were in a transition mode

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February 5 , 2018 /

JUST SAY NO…to Retirement

Many people say to write about what you know and I will give that a shot here with the following thoughts and experiences and keep them brief and to the point. That’s a self-reminder not to get carried away and off on some other tangent that comes to mind while writing. It happens. You know,

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January 24 , 2018 /

Fifty-Five Words: Count ’em

A few years ago I started a writing exercise. Short vignettes in 55 words With a photo for each one. I saved and filed them, Added a few more along the way. Now I’m in the design and layout stage. Publication is slated for June. The proposed title “Pearls From An Irritated Mind” Makes me

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January 8 , 2018 /

SYNOPSIS

Five years ago I published a brief memoir, Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir (River House Press 2013) and that record of watershed learning experiences ends with 2010, the most recently completed decade as I counted them. Since then, I’ve mused on what I have continued to learn and experience as I move toward a yet

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