September 26 , 2023 /


First, a word about the charcoal drawing of the pair of old shoes.  A friend, Kathleen, who is a poet shared the image with me and others who love her poems.  Her parents purchased this drawing years ago in Denison, Texas. It is signed, “Mott” and the artist could be Clifford Mott. I cannot confirm

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September 2 , 2023 /


This weekend the U,S, is celebrating Labor Day, which began on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.  It became a national holiday in 1884 under President Grover Cleveland recognizing the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers in the development

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July 25 , 2023 /


Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir was published in 2013.  It was a record of several watershed learning experiences in each of 7 decades that shaped and influenced me over those years. What follows here is a brief summary of the past decade in a similar way and raising up a few experiences and what I

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May 11 , 2023 /


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 doctor is to support quality of

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May 4 , 2023 /


I search around in this muddled mind of mine, looking for some thoughts or an experience that might work for another blog.  My goal, more or less, is to post a new blog about once a week. I don’t have the discipline to do it every Friday morning or some other specific time like some

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April 20 , 2023 /


How will this Earth Day be different from last year’s Earth Day or the 52 Earth Days since they were instituted in 1970?  We know much more than we did in 1970 and there have been tremendous efforts on the part of those who care and who are committed to help make changes for a

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