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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May 21 , 2024 /

I.Q. E.Q. & D.Q. YOUR DESIRE QUOTIENT

( Revised and updated post from 324/18) * Featured photo courtesy Stephan Valentn on Unsplash Do you remember taking an I.Q. test and earning a label according to the results?  There is evidence I.Q, can change. The Flynn Effect found that people’s IQ scores rise over time. People’s IQs increased by about 3 points per

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May 14 , 2024 /

SHIFTING GEARS, AGAIN and AGAIN

(Revised and Edited from earlier post of April, 2022) An automatic transmission shifts gears up and down according to the need of the engine. We could take a lesson from that..  For those of us who grew up learning to drive with a standard transmission, we decided when to shifr and through practice we learned

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May 2 , 2024 /

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

WHO ARE YOU? Each of us has a name by which we have become known, a name given to us by our parents, a name sometimes chosen at random, or from a list of popular names, sometimes by family traditions, and sometimes with special meaning. In some cultures a name has particular significance with regard

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March 28 , 2024 /

THIS VERSION OF ME

What are we to make of who we are now, who we have become after years of becoming who we are?  Are we who we think we are?  Are we who others think we are?   Are we some combination of what we have learned and experienced?   How have our values, beliefs and actions formed and

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March 16 , 2024 /

WHY WE WRITE

I have been thinking a lot lately, along with some other folks, why I write, what I write about, what my intentions are and what, if any, difference it makes.  I hear back from some readers and subscribers enough that reinforces my continuing to take the time and make the effort to pen something at

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