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SEASON OF CHANGE

With Spring in full swing, we note the change by buds and blossoms, the vibrant colors, new growth, warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours, and a general increase of activity in the natural world. One thing we all have in common, regardless of our age, is that we also change, day by day, season by season,

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EOSTRE, GODDESS OF SPRING

Here’s the story of the Anglo-Saxon goddess who’s responsible for putting chicken eggs in a bunny’s basket and who has magic powers similar to the magic of Spring itself. https://www.kitchenproject.com/history/Easter/BunnyEggs.htm This year, Easter and Spring are separated on the calendar by 29 days, almost as many as possible.  Spring arrives March 20 and Easter is

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FROM TIME TO TIME

From time to time, I think about time.  We use time as if it were a commodity, even talk about how we spend it.  The  sun, moon and stars are better keepers of time than we are and I believe the indigenous peoples were onto this long before we invented clocks and attempted to regulate

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50 YEARS 10 LESSONS

(Published originally February 18, 2018) Imagine the following conversation: You:   You worked 50 years and only learned 10 lessons? Me:     Well, actually, I’m still working and I’m still learning. You:   What do you mean, you’re still working? Me:     What I said, I’m still working. I’m teaching, consulting, counseling, writing, speaking, doing whatever I want to

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RETIRE

(Fisk obtained the copyright for the sleepy boy and slogan “It’s time to retire” in 1910. The ad is from 1922.) Those of us who write, whether for pleasure or profit, have been encouraged to write what we know.  I’ve taken that to heart numerous times and the words come forth, sometimes with great effort,

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TEACHING OLDER DOG

We can all look back and remember a teacher or two who made a difference in our lives.  I’ve used that exercise when working with groups of teachers in a professional development setting. However, this is not about looking back, but rather the present and looking ahead. I have two teachers currently in Mexico.  One

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