March 31 , 2020 /

ZOOM AWAY

Seven friends, most in their 70’s, agree to have a Zoom meeting.  One is in Kansas, two in Arizona, three in New Mexico about an hour apart.  One is in her 60’s another in his 80’s and all are basically able to use technology fairly well, at least the rudiments. 4 of the 7 are

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March 28 , 2020 /

SUCCESS EQUATION

“The success equation is the combination of common vision, common values, and common purpose.”  Preface, p. ix in “Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir”  (River House Press, 2013) https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Decades-Learning-Memoir-2013-09-30/dp/B01K3J28I4 During World War II, I saw that a fusion of vision, values and purpose provided a united front in order to defeat destructive forces in two different

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March 17 , 2020 /

PERSONAL SACRIFICE

At the beginning of this week, here was a question posed to a small group to consider: When are sacrifices, restrictions and limited personal freedoms a good thing? The general response was when those are for the greater good as well as one’s own well-being. In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis everyone is

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February 3 , 2020 /

GROWING OLDER GRATEFULLY AND GRACEFULLY

Passing by 80 seems to be a milestone of some kind or other for many of us.  It may be the realization of where we are on the continuum, how we regard a life that has blessed us with wonderful relationships, opportunities and choices.  Here are a few observations and experiences that have emerged, along

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January 1 , 2020 /

TO BE DETERMINED

Arriving at the beginning of a new day, a new year and a new decade, “to be determined” seems to sum up any one of these points in time rather well. Those words can describe what is yet to be discovered, uncovered and experienced and/or an attitude of strong purpose and resolve. The double entendre

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December 18 , 2019 /

WINTER SOLSTICE 2019

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 9:19 PM MST the sun  will reach its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring. That’s how it appears.  That’s for all of us in the northern hemisphere.  You can calculate your own time accordingly. It has more to do with the tilt of the

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