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Where is the instruction kit on aging? We have books that provide written advice on child rearing, child bearing, child transitioning. We are drowning in publications giving advice on parenting, telling us how to avoid making mistakes as a parent, and offering programs to correct mistakes we should have avoided but didn’t. There are an […]Continue reading
HaikuI’m a writer in search of a subject.I’ve read a lot in different genres looking for ideas. Nada. I’ve invited the pen just to flow and see what emerges. Double nada. I have this notion that I’m skimming along the surface of my life without pausing to notice what is really happening that’s worth sharing […]Continue reading
Off BalanceIt doesn’t take much to tip us off balance. A word here or there can easily upset our equilibrium and feed our appetite that wants to brood over real or perceived sleights. Our imagination makes up conversations, justifies our actions, extracts apologies, and stockpiles hurts that we absorb but do not confront. Over time […]Continue reading
Questions – What is 4,000 years old, but fresh as a daisy? What crosses all cultures but never moves?Answer – A riddle.Riddles have an august history, with the earliest known riddle dating back some 4,000 years. In that riddle, the question is asked, “A person enters a house blind but exits seeing. What is it? […]Continue reading
There is a place in our every day lives that we reserve for a category called “You can’t make this stuff up”. They don’t come before us too often – but when they do it’s usually a doozy. Here’s a recent one that’s simply too delicious not to share.The other day my wife received in […]Continue reading