September 27 , 2022 /

MORE BETTER

Luis Hernandez looked at a broken gate he had fixed for us and said, “There, now it’s more better.” While that may seem redundant or grammatically incorrect, I grew to like “more better” as I believed it summed up what we need on many fronts, “more better.”  I am indebted to Luis for this insight

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September 15 , 2022 /

HARVEST TIME

My maternal grandfather was a descendant of the gatherers.  He was a forager in the woods, especially in late Summer and early Fall for berries, nuts, mushrooms and paw paws. He also gathered many other things including “pieces of string too short to save.”  He would put them in a shoe box with that written

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September 13 , 2022 /

FRIENDS AND LIFE

Two friends in British Columbia and I, in Arizona, share information, links to some amazing, creative projects, and some whimsy in the form of poems and stories.  Not long ago, one of them posted the following 3 lines of poetry:   “Oh, to read what he has read regarding red…o”   I pondered the words

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September 4 , 2022 /

LABOR DAY 2022 *

One of my favorite hymns was written by Jane Laurie Borthwick in 1819, an old Scottish hymn set to a familiar tune, “Ora Labora” by T. Tertius Noble in 1918. Noble was an English born organist who moved to the United States and eventually was the organist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in NYC.   Borthwick

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August 31 , 2022 /

U.S. HEALTHCARE IS GOOD, BUT…

Our U.S. healthcare system is good, especially with regard to medical technologies, advances in pharmaceuticals, highly trained and qualified specialists and sub-specialists treating all kinds of diseases, and a cadre of compassionate and caring front line workers in hospitals and clinics nationwide.  BUT, there are a few issues, including mass confusion around Covid and its

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July 27 , 2022 /

DAILY DIFFERENT

Want to have a different kind of day?  Try these 8 steps for a dose of daily different.   Start when you wake up (without an alarm if possible) with 5 minutes of quiet meditation.  Do not think about what you have to do.  Do nothing except embrace the silence.   Spend the next few

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