And Here I Thought My Life Was Complicated

October 19, 2014

“And here I thought my life was complicated.” So pronounced one of my colleagues, in town for a business meeting, when we went to dinner. You know that moment when you’re being seated at a restaurant for dinner, and you have to decide who is going to sit where? Who will have the side of […]

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Wake Up Call

February 19, 2014

I always wondered what would go through my mind if I was in a plane that was going to crash land. Earlier today I found out, and it really wasn’t what I expected. Go figure. It started out as an uneventful trip just like a thousand other flights I’ve taken. I used the sensation of […]

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Be Careful What You Ask For

January 27, 2014

If you ask a man to be more open about what he feels, beware the possibility that you might not like what he has to say. I am posting here about an article that appeared this morning on The Good Men Project titled Sex, Marriage, and the Silent Treatment. Whether you are a man or a […]

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Supposedtobes – Ze Frank

November 28, 2013

This came to me courtesy of a new-found friend, and it’s a brief introduction to the work of a fascinating man and a lovely reminder to make of each day what it is.  No more, no less.  Show up, and wonderful things happen, even when they’re not wonderful. “And those supposed-to-be’s, take those to the […]

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What a world it could be

November 8, 2013

Imagine a world where we all behaved like this – both the man brave enough to ask for a blessing, and the one compassionate enough to give it! Now, let’s go build that world.

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Maligning the future that just might save us

November 3, 2013

This morning on a friend’s Facebook page I saw posted a set of 11 rules of life, attributed to Bill Gates. I’d seen it before, but this time it caught my eye and I read them. I was amused at first, and then began to wonder if what made it appealing is Baby Boomer (read: […]

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It’s About Time

June 11, 2013

We never really know when a seemingly chance encounter will lead to a turning, something new, something unexpectedly and breathtakingly beautiful.

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Why Relationships Fail

November 26, 2012

Relationship failures – doesn’t that sound like a cheery and scintillating subject? One you’re just dying to read about? Yeah right, I hear you thinking. I can fail at relationships all on my own, thanks. So here’s the cut-to-the-chase, abbreviated version: to fail miserably at a relationship, all you have to do is don’t show […]

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Thanksgiving in Heaven

November 22, 2012

There is a  story has become something of a tradition in our family, about the real meaning of Thanksgiving and the sharing of blessings. Or at least what it means to me. Last year I shared a shorter version of it in this post. This year it’s on my mind again, particularly as I watch […]

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Three Firsts, Three Lessons: on Learning to Love

November 21, 2012

Needless to say, I was a mess, and really stupid about relationships. I wrote that in Monday’s post, Guilt without Sex. “Ignorant” would be a kinder word than “stupid,” but there’s no sense in sugar-coating it. Handicapped by life’s vicissitudes I may have been, but still it seemed to take a long time to stumble […]

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