Category Archives: Inspiration

Honoring the experience of loss

How we squander our hours of pain. How we gaze beyond them into the bitter duration to see if they have an end. Though they are really seasons of us, our winter-enduring foliage, ponds, meadows, our inborn landscape, where birds … Continue reading

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Your next 30 years

Let me start with a quote from one of my favorite authors, Samuel Clements. At his 70th birthday celebration, Mark Twain outlined his own survival strategy: I have made it a rule to go to bed when there wasn’t anybody … Continue reading

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List of 100 things I’d miss on Mars

What if you woke up one day and you weren’t you.  That you’d been abducted by aliens and taken to some far off spot…say Mars. What would you miss most?  It was easy to make the list.  Harder to figure … Continue reading

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Learning to fall, all over again

I fell yesterday.  It was one of those times when I didn’t watch where I was going. (In my defense, I was moving a hummingbird feeder invaded by bees and was somewhat distracted.)  One minute I was upright and focused, then … Continue reading

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Squawk Box Wisdom: Stay the course

I was a new stockbroker at Merrill Lynch when the ’87 Crash occurred.  I’d joined the firm during the Go-Go years of the early 80s, and was unprepared when the Blue Chip stocks I had recommended to my customers–the IBMs, GEs, … Continue reading

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Dieting ambiguity: Dealing with supporters who are saboteurs

Family, friends, and media can both support and sabotage diets—And sometimes simultaneously!  Here are some ways to cope with diet ambiguity. Have you noticed the women’s magazines that feature a 7 layer chocolate cake in the ad on the left page, and an … Continue reading

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Time in a bottle

The lyrics to the Jim Croce song were running through my head this morning: If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that I’d like to do Is to save every day Till Eternity passes away Just … Continue reading

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