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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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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January 7 , 2024 /

REFLECTIONS IN THE LIGHT OF JANUARY 7, 2024

N.B.  Some of the experiences below have been posted previously. I hope it’s obvious why I am sharing them again. Yesterday was the 3rd “anniversary” of that awful day at the Capitol in Washington, D, C.  I do not need to see another video as a reminder of the threat posed by illegal, destructive behaviors. 

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August 21 , 2023 /

MAKE A LIST

I was “complaining” to DW about having too much on my mind, too many concerns, and feeling a wee bit overwhelmed and a little stressed.  I want to emphasize “wee bit” and “little” because while I might have been approaching a loss of control, I wasn’t there yet.  Fortunately I am blessed with a partner who listens,

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July 25 , 2023 /

ANOTHER DECADE

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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July 1 , 2023 /

THE KITCHEN FLOOR

Our kitchen floor at the 2-story house on Wayne Avenue was a shining reflection of cleanliness.  My mother held cleanliness next to godliness in her list of values.  When she visited us in later years she would voluntarily started cleaning out the refrigerator.  She would bring a green specimen of something growing on the back

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