Category Archives: Musing

When love and need are one…

There is a poem/quote I like – I think it is from Robert Frost: Only when love and need are one And work is play for mortal stakes Is the deed ever really done For Heaven’s and the Future’s sake … Continue reading

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Who I am – life lessons

“It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention.” … Continue reading

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What is the New Year? (From 2014)

This is from a Facebook post in 2014 (edited): What is the New Year? For some it is the mixture of guilt and hope. Guilt over the opportunities in the old year wasted, or ignored, or from being too timid … Continue reading

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Round-up: Remembering 2018

The passage of time is inexorable. Life, like history, sometimes seems like it is just one damn thing after another. So it behooves us to look back and make sense of it all. I shall remember 2018 as the year … Continue reading

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Choices

We all face choices in our lives. What varies on an individual basis, and from situation to situation, is the way we make choices. I was thinking about this as I was planning my retirement. Or rather reading the info … Continue reading

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“Mommy, (be) happy!”

In this video, Billy Crystal talks to Stephen Colbert about losing his dad when they were quite young.

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Simple solutions

You may have heard this (untrue) modern parable about how NASA spent millions of dollars to develop a pen that would write in zero gravity. And the Russians simply used a pencil. Simple solution. Not true, but inspiring.

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