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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May 2 , 2024 /

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

WHO ARE YOU? Each of us has a name by which we have become known, a name given to us by our parents, a name sometimes chosen at random, or from a list of popular names, sometimes by family traditions, and sometimes with special meaning. In some cultures a name has particular significance with regard

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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 16 , 2024 /

WHY WE WRITE

I have been thinking a lot lately, along with some other folks, why I write, what I write about, what my intentions are and what, if any, difference it makes.  I hear back from some readers and subscribers enough that reinforces my continuing to take the time and make the effort to pen something at

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March 11 , 2024 /

LIFE, DEATH AND IN BETWEEN

Orig. 12/11/23   Rev. 3/11/24 Death comes for all of us regardless of our age.  In 2022, about 3.27 million deaths were reported in the United States and here’s a breakdown of the causes as reported in 2021: The top 10 causes accounted for almost 75% of all deaths in the U.S. in 2021. Heart disease

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