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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January 7 , 2024 /

REFLECTIONS IN THE LIGHT OF JANUARY 7, 2024

N.B.  Some of the experiences below have been posted previously. I hope it’s obvious why I am sharing them again. Yesterday was the 3rd “anniversary” of that awful day at the Capitol in Washington, D, C.  I do not need to see another video as a reminder of the threat posed by illegal, destructive behaviors. 

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October 19 , 2023 /

IN THE AUTUMN OF LIFE

When I divide my life into four parts, regardless of years, it is childhood, early adulthood, mature adulthood, and the elder stage.  There are times for each stage. While they might seem arbitrary or fixed to others, I link them to transitions, moving from one stage to another. The seasons of change.   My childhood ended

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September 19 , 2023 /

STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN, AGAIN

Of more than 650 blogs/essays in the past 12 years, “Stepping Into The Unknown” remains popular, although to a lesser degree than when I wrote it 4 years ago.  That it is still read by numerous people makes me wonder how and why some of these blogs are still kicked around at all and others

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July 19 , 2023 /

PRESS ON REGARDLESS

All of us meet situations in our lives that are formidable challenges looming large and require us to decide how we are going to move forward.  These experiences come in many forms – in a personal relationship at home or at work; a threatening illness or disease; the unexpected loss of a loved one; raising

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July 13 , 2023 /

DESIGN BUILD – FAILURE AND SUCCESS

As a noun, DESIGN has two meanings: either a plan, aim, intention, goal, or purpose; or a concept, drawing, shape, sketch, or blueprint – even the entire finished product. As a verb, it also has two meanings; either to scheme, plan, devise, or intend; or to invent, create, fabricate, or BUILD.   We can get

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