Category Archives: Mind

September on the River

There is no better month than September, the month when green leaves give way to pale yellow, then blush in vibrant red and orange.  Black-eyed Susan’s wilt with little thought to their future resurrection.  The change has little to do with … Continue reading

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No Value in Complaining

I discovered Etty Hillesum years ago as I researched my Holocaust novel The Hamsa.  My cousin Mary Ann from Indiana suggested I read the diary Ms. Hillesum wrote prior to her incarceration and subsequent murder in Auschwitz in November 1943.  … Continue reading

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The Armor for Old Age

Seven years ago, on August 9, 2011, we offered a post “The Time Is Always Ripe to Do Right.”  While it centered on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” I was thinking about the introductory paragraphs this … Continue reading

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Simon Sinek and “Glow Kids”

Until an hour ago, I did not know who Simon Sinek is. My youngest son Jesse suggested that I watch a YouTube presentation by Mr. Sinek titled “This Is Why You Don’t Succeed.”  I took Jesse’s suggestion and invested 16 … Continue reading

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Hans Teaches Us Patience

Hans is aging quickly.  He is 15-years old.  It has been over a year since he could negotiate stairs.  We have a ramp on the stairs leading to our front door just for him.  Now, he has difficulty even standing … Continue reading

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Forgiving Garrison Keillor

This morning, I forgave Garrison Keillor for his transgressions real or imagined.  I sent him my words of forgiveness through the contact form on his website. Garrison Keillor You may or may not know Garrison Keillor or anything about him.  … Continue reading

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“Thank You for Your Service”

“Thank you for your service” is a popular greeting when people learn that you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.  I do not recall that greeting in the 60’s and 70’s when soldiers returned from Viet Nam.  Times … Continue reading

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Loon Lake

Although I lived many years at the base of the Adirondack Mountains in Holland Patent, NY, I have never seen a loon.  I read Loon Lake when E.L. Doctorow published it in 1980.  We lived in Upstate New York at … Continue reading

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Making the World a Better Place

I know for certain that THE MOST EFFECTIVE way to make the world a better place to be is by greeting, smiling and waving at every creature – man, woman, child, animal, and plant – you encounter throughout the day.  … Continue reading

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The Presence of God

Sometimes it is easy to imagine the presence of God. Sometimes it is not.

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