May 21 , 2024 /

I.Q. E.Q. & D.Q. YOUR DESIRE QUOTIENT

( Revised and updated post from 324/18) * Featured photo courtesy Stephan Valentn on Unsplash Do you remember taking an I.Q. test and earning a label according to the results?  There is evidence I.Q, can change. The Flynn Effect found that people’s IQ scores rise over time. People’s IQs increased by about 3 points per

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April 20 , 2024 /

MINDING MY MIND

* Featured photo courtesy of Stefano Bucciarelli via Unsplash.com There is a plethora of information about how our minds and brains function and volumes of research on mental health and mental illnesses.  I have tried to take care of my mind as well as my body and spirit and yet, there are no guarantees about

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March 28 , 2024 /

THIS VERSION OF ME

What are we to make of who we are now, who we have become after years of becoming who we are?  Are we who we think we are?  Are we who others think we are?   Are we some combination of what we have learned and experienced?   How have our values, beliefs and actions formed and

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March 5 , 2024 /

LETTER TO 11 OF 14 GRANDCHILDREN OVER 18

Dear ones, I have watched you with great interest and much love since you were born, followed you through your early years with your parents, and through your first 12 school years, then college and most of you in your first jobs in your chosen fields.  I am proud of each one of you not

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February 28 , 2024 /

QUALITY OF LIFE REVISITED

(Featured photo: Courtesy of Beth Macdonald) For those of us in our later years, we know what Atul Gawande means as he documents the importance of the quality of life in his book, “Mortality: Medicine and What Matters in the End” Atul talked with Juergen Bludau, a geriatrician, who told him the job of any

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February 18 , 2024 /

CHILE CON FRUTAS

I am not a vegetarian nor a rabid carnivore. I believe in moderation in eating and am fortunate to enjoy an inclusive, diverse diet .  Given a choice between meat or fresh fruits and veggies, I will take the latter.  Carne (meat, especially beef) plays large in the diets and menus in Argentina and Chile. 

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