November 13 , 2018 /

AN AHA MOMENT

I sometimes have thoughts swirling around in my head and I can’t quite get them clearly into focus. I don’t think it’s early (?) onset of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, at least not yet, but those are indeed serious conditions to be taken seriously.   You may have had a similar experience.  Those thoughts might come

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November 4 , 2018 /

HATE VS INDIFFERENCE

“The opposite of love is not hate,  it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.  And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”   Elie Wiesel Opposites may not be what we first think.  In other words what appears as obvious may

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October 27 , 2018 /

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

This is a rather long post, more of an essay than a blog.  So, you can skip the details and cut to the lessons learned and where do we go from here (wherever you are) and go to the last paragraph or two.  On the other hand, if you are a sucker for details and

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October 14 , 2018 /

LIVE AND LEARN

I received the following article in my email inbox this morning: http://archive.aweber.com/awlist5092292/G0P1V/h/Deep_Thoughts_from_H_l_ne_My.htm Here is part of my response:  What a terrific experience!  I believe most people avoid the topic of death out of simple fear. Years ago I was impressed by a couple of books, The American Way of Death and The High Cost of Dying.  And, like

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September 7 , 2018 /

GOING OFF THE RAILS

There has been a lot said recently about someone going off the rails.  We know generally what that means in terms of losing direction, being disabled from further progress.  What happens when we’re the ones who have either lost traction or direction or even purpose?  What then? Most of us have had some kind of

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August 19 , 2018 /

A BETTER MOUSETRAP

The phrase “build a better mousetrap” turned into a metaphor about the power of innovation and is frequently taken literally, with more than 4,400 patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office for new mousetraps, with thousands more unsuccessful applicants, making them the “most frequently invented device in U.S. history.” Five “better mousetrap” books

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