June 5 , 2024 /

NOW WHAT?

I had a friend named Stan who had a small sailboat on Martha’s Vineyard, a 19’ O’Day Mariner. He had it rigged with a self-tending jib that changed with the wind and the position, no outboard motor, only the sails and the wind.  A sailor needs to be able to read wind and tides to

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March 11 , 2024 /

LIFE, DEATH AND IN BETWEEN

Orig. 12/11/23   Rev. 3/11/24 Death comes for all of us regardless of our age.  In 2022, about 3.27 million deaths were reported in the United States and here’s a breakdown of the causes as reported in 2021: The top 10 causes accounted for almost 75% of all deaths in the U.S. in 2021. Heart disease

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January 20 , 2024 /

SURPRISES

I shared some bits in this blog previously, notably in ‘Life, Death and In Between” published December 11, 2023.   There are glad surprises and sad surprises.  This post is mostly about ones that are sad, so I promise that the next post will be about glad surprises.  The reality is that life is full

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December 11 , 2023 /

LIFE, DEATH AND IN BETWEEN

Death comes for all of us regardless of age.  In 2022, about 3.27 million deaths were reported in the United States and here’s a breakdown of the causes as reported in 2021: The top 10 causes accounted for almost 75% of all deaths in the U.S. in 2021. Heart disease (695,547) Cancer (605,213) COVID-19 (416,893)

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November 6 , 2023 /

WALKING THE PATH OF GRIEF

I am pleased to introduce my guest, Hazel Bridges, who has written a wonderfully helpful piece for those dealing with grief or who may be facing that inevitability in the near or distant future.  Please feel free to offer comments for Hazel and I will be sure she sees them and can respond.  Thanks!  

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