April 1 , 2018 /

LIFE IS FRAGILE, UNPREDICTABLE

About six years ago I wrote the following article based on a letter to a friend of mine who was about to give a commencement speech.  For those us who have done that on more than a few occasions, we know that it’s hard to come up with something that’s worth listening to at a

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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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August 13 , 2017 /

THE 8th DECADE

As a newly minted octogenarian, and as a reprise to a brief memoir that I wrote in 2013 about my first 7 decades of learning, I felt a desire to offer a few words about this present 8th decade. You will first have to indulge me in a quick, tip of the iceberg review of

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August 1 , 2017 /

EMBRACING LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES

 By Kelly Kass, Guest Author from New York City, a writer and communications consultant. To learn more about Kelly visit www.kellykasseditorial.com, https://www.facebook.com/KellyKassEditorial or follow her on Twitter at @KelKass.  PHOTO also by Kelly “Under A Milwaukee Bridge” A recent trending topic on Twitter had hashtaggers posting their thoughts on what makes life more beautiful. This

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June 29 , 2017 /

A JOURNAL JOURNEY

GUEST AUTHOR: Dr. John A Blaschke – 96 year old, semi-retired physician “WWII Naval Aviator where I learned discipline of self and the discipline of a greater cause. Graduate of Univ. Oklahoma College of Medicine 1950 made possible by GI Bill. No nation ever rewarded its military veterans as the USA did after the war.

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June 23 , 2017 /

Passing 80: Conversation with Self

That’s how fast you drive on the Interstates in the West? Yes, but that’s not what I’m thinking about and I promise to keep it brief. OK, go. You celebrate your 80th birthday tomorrow and start your 81st year. What do you think about that? What do you make of that? I feel enormous gratitude

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