January 8 , 2018 /

SYNOPSIS

Five years ago I published a brief memoir, Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir (River House Press 2013) and that record of watershed learning experiences ends with 2010, the most recently completed decade as I counted them. Since then, I’ve mused on what I have continued to learn and experience as I move toward a yet

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December 28 , 2017 /

ENDING & BEGINNING

As we come to the end of yet another year and look ahead to the next one, what are we to make of this experience? Is it one more review of what happened and how we responded? Is it one more time to make promises to ourselves that next year will be different? Or could

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November 30 , 2017 /

TEN of LIFE’S ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

This post was inspired by a 5th grade boy who, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, had the courage to say that he wanted to be himself.  And that’s how he dressed for going to school on the day students were asked to appear as the adults they wanted to

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November 21 , 2017 /

BAM – BIG AUDACIOUS MOVE

During a five-week road trip through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California (end of August thru September) we stopped to visit a son for several days at his new lake house in northern California. The weather was perfect, the 3-story house poised on the lakefront with a terrific view

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October 26 , 2017 /

TEN 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. What we see frequently are people not preparing for whatever might be next and there is one compelling reason. It is not

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October 15 , 2017 /

FIVE STAGES OF WORK TRANSITIONS

We often engage in a variety of work over a lifetime because of who we are and what appeals to us. I seldom took a job just to be employed. My jobs were choices from a myriad of opportunities, thus I could say yes to work that was more about who I am than my

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