Why you’re never too old

June 15, 2021
I'll be 70 this summer.  70! I can't wrap my head around it. Still, it doesn't seem as old as I expected, because it's never occurred to me to approach life with...

Live out loud and have no regrets about it!

March 29, 2021
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I will answer: I am here to live out loud. -Emile Zola I have always loved the truth of Emile Zola's exhortation. And...

Are we looking hard enough for friendship, love, brotherhoo...

March 15, 2021
The incivility of the world around us gets to me, I have to admit. The chasms between us seem infinitely huge.  How did we lose the important traits of friendship,...

What I know to be true

January 11, 2021
A truism is something that is obviously true. But no matter how obvious, sometimes we just don't want to believe they are true. Here are a few examples of truisms,...

Discover (or rediscover) the healing power of honest conver...

November 23, 2020
Each of us goes through challenging periods in our lives, times of struggle and pain. If we're lucky, we count one or two trusted comrades among our friends. Folks who...

Connect with the clarity that comes from maturity — a...

November 3, 2020
When the veil that obscures our vision is removed, the perfect clarity that results is a beautiful thing. Oh, it may not be the most comfortable thing, but it clears the...

Dreams die hard

October 26, 2020
Walking down the hall in my temporary hotel quarters in my hometown, a discarded star on the carpet caught the light and my attention. It's been there for at least...

Why you should respect but not fear looking within

October 5, 2020
If you had asked me months ago if I thought looking within was challenging I'd have said "absolutely not!" Well, not so damn fast. I'm in my hometown, 2,500+ miles...

Connecting with the origins of cruelty

September 28, 2020
The cruelty in the world is unbearable to those of us who feel things deeply. Personal and societal, it's all the same. Cruelty is cruelty. More often than not, cruelty...

I know nothing

August 3, 2020
It's the thing about getting older--we get wiser. Usually. We realize we know less than we thought and in many cases we really know nothing. At least that's been true...

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