October 20 , 2021 /

ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

We live in the interstices.  One thing ends, another begins.  A season ends and a season begins.  A day ends and a new day begins.  A job ends and a better job begins. A relationship ends, another begins.  A life ends, other lives begin.  We mark time by endings and beginnings – birthdays, anniversaries, graduations,

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October 17 , 2021 /

FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Four years ago we bought a new bed.  One of our sons told us how great their new bed was and as we were about to purchase one, we checked out his brand to see what was so great.  We tried several kinds, finally settled on a CA king with twin mattresses, a Tempur-Pedic Cloud

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September 29 , 2021 /

BEING AND BECOMING

What did 70 years of learning help me “to understand and to appreciate, to celebrate and enjoy and to use most readily in my life and in my work? I learned that most of all, life is about who I am, not simply what I do. I learned that there is an important distinction between

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September 19 , 2021 /

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX 2021

The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south. This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year. This year it happens Wednesday, September 22, 2021, (1921 UTC) 3:21 P.M. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere. The

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September 15 , 2021 /

VITRIOL

Like many of you, I am weary of harsh rhetoric. I try to understand the sources, the motivation, the intentions.  The words and language which aim to discredit others, to refute evidence, to attack that which is genuine and credible reveal people who are either misinformed, misled, or sadly mistaken.  Some of the mistakes are

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September 9 , 2021 /

LIVING AMONG THE DYING

The stark and gross numbers of reported deaths from Covid19 and its variants in the U.S. are now around 653,000. (September 9, 2021). Those people were connected to a family, they had a name, celebrated birthdays and anniversaries and lived in a community where they were known by friends and neighbors.  Their deaths were a

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