September 19 , 2019 /

THEN AND NOW

As an 82-year-old, I have a perspective on living conditions then and now because how I lived then is different from how I live now. I appreciate the differences. Then there were no digital devices on which to rely for communication, storage or photos, etc. Now there is a plethora of computers, chips and bytes,

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September 13 , 2019 /

ONE PHONE CALL

I was trying to get information for a national organization’s conference coming up in February, 2020.   Frustrated with the lack of up to date information on their web site, I thought about what I wanted to say and why and then picked up my phone to call.  The response was that they were too busy

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September 9 , 2019 /

END OF LIFE MATTERS

Susanne Duijjvestein inspired this post with this quote: “Being dead is no excuse.”   Susanne is a young, progressive undertaker/funeral director in Amsterdam. She ditched a successful career in banking to pursue her interest in our Western culture practices surrounding death, particularly how we deal with the end of life as we know it.  Another of

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August 31 , 2019 /

CHOICES AND DECISIONS – WHY AND HOW

Every day we have this privilege to decide how we will spend or invest it, how we will give ourselves over to it through time, energy, effort, thought, feelings and perhaps most visible of all, behavior.  For starters, do you consider this day a privilege or a gift or is it more of a job

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August 24 , 2019 /

STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN

Many people refer to stepping into the unknown as a leap of faith.  It’s true that to jump you need to believe you will either be caught or have a soft landing.  Letting go of the known for the unknown requires courage, confidence and for many people a belief that there is indeed a greater

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August 12 , 2019 /

READY, SET, GO

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL ?  (Posted originally August 5, 2018) Why do we say that you are going “back” to school? We know generally that it means returning, often to something familiar, going “back” somewhere and that is certainly one of the meanings when using the word “back” as an adverb. However, it also implies

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