September 19 , 2023 /


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 /


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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May 11 , 2023 /


For those of us in our later years, we know what Atul Gawande means as he documents the importance of the quality of life in his book, “Mortality: Medicine and What Matters in the End” Atul talked with Juergen Bludau, a geriatrician, who told him the job of any doctor is to support quality of

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May 4 , 2023 /


I search around in this muddled mind of mine, looking for some thoughts or an experience that might work for another blog.  My goal, more or less, is to post a new blog about once a week. I don’t have the discipline to do it every Friday morning or some other specific time like some

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April 13 , 2023 /


I received a message recently from someone with whom I have connected and communicated infrequently over several decades and I did not remember ever meeting him.  He did and he sent me a note which is in the next paragraph.  It shows that you never know what impact you might have on someone by what

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April 6 , 2023 /


“Look into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  Albert Einstein   For many years as a young child, wading barefoot in a stream on my grandparents’ farm, I spent hours collecting tadpoles and crawdads, watching dragonflies hovering above plants and water striders darting in unpredictable directions. I had no idea what I would

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