Category Archives: Life

Are you afraid?

Many years ago, a very wise person who was listening to me talk about some problem I was wrestling stopped me and said, “Why are you holding your breath?” I’ll never forget that question. It was a pivot point in … Continue reading

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of the 1 or 2 . . .

Of the 1 or 2 bad habits that have crept back in since you moved there is this: that I take books to bed. They accumulate in the space that was once yours. take up more and more room as … Continue reading

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How stress makes you stupid

And what to do about it. From the article — quote from Nuno Sousa of the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute at the University of Minho in Portugal: [W]e’re lousy at recognizing when our normal coping mechanisms aren’t working. … Continue reading

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You know you’re from Upstate NY When . . .

Okay, some of these kinds of forward-by-email jokes are kind of lame, but this one is spot-on — it HAD to be written by someone who actually knows rural Upstate. Some of them really zinged me — just spot on: … Continue reading

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on running out of time

(On the occasion of learning that an acquaintance has died.) A perfectly lived life would be one in which every moment lived was lived perfectly. The next best thing is to make amends, where one can, for mistakes made in … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Grandma

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I want one of these

Yeah, I know it makes no sense. But look at it. So big and . . . bricky. Those gorgeous windows, can you imagine how they frame the view when you’re inside looking out? And right there on main street. … Continue reading

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the skyline

[tags] NYC skyline, September 11 [/tags]

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Just a bridge . . .

Yes, replacing aging bridges before they fall apart is important. But in some cases that means we’re losing bits of history, not to mention personality to yet more dull old concrete. I wish I’d gotten pictures, for example, of the … Continue reading

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“Don’t blog if you’re boring”

That’s been my motto lately. Because I’ve felt like I’ve been pretty boring. At least on the outside, lol It’s not that I haven’t been busy. I’ve been reading a ton of books — all kinds of interesting books — … Continue reading

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