October 21 , 2018 /

10 LIFE TRANSITIONS

Every one of us goes through and, in fact, we are going through various life transitions, much of the time, one way or another. Living is organic & dynamic, seldom static or unchanging. We often see people not preparing for whatever might be next and there is one compelling reason. It is not knowing what

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October 14 , 2018 /

LIVE AND LEARN

I received the following article in my email inbox this morning: http://archive.aweber.com/awlist5092292/G0P1V/h/Deep_Thoughts_from_H_l_ne_My.htm Here is part of my response:  What a terrific experience!  I believe most people avoid the topic of death out of simple fear. Years ago I was impressed by a couple of books, The American Way of Death and The High Cost of Dying.  And, like

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September 19 , 2018 /

12 LIFE LESSONS

Learn. Grow. Change.  All of us who are committed to lifelong learning continue to add to and subtract from our repertoire and our portfolios.  We jettison a lot of what we don’t need and invent something new for that which we discard.  A current “Leadership and Design” newsletter (www.leadershipanddesign.org) is dedicated to “Do A Lot

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September 1 , 2018 /

TRANSCENDING DIFFERENCES

Disagreements and differences of opinions separate people, communities and countries and there are those whose efforts are designed to pit people against each other through partisanship and intolerance. There are also those whose efforts are designed to build bridges of understanding, create communities of compassion and work toward bringing people together around a common vision,

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August 15 , 2018 /

SHOES

Monday morning I boarded a train (BART) to ride from Pleasanton CA to the Oakland Airport, just five stops before getting off and onto the two-car shuttle to the airport.   As the train filled with people, I mean really filled, within the 15 minutes before leaving, I found myself looking down at the floor and

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August 7 , 2018 /

AN OPENING IN THE CLOUDS

Very early one morning when I woke up, I looked out the window (at 3 AM) and there was a strange narrow band of light above the mountain, Sierra Negra, which was across the river from where I lived. I wondered what it was, why it was there, what conditions caused it to be and

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