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End of Summer

December 03, 2016   •   Posted under: Mind, Spirit, Lifestyle

I seem to be one of those types who is always burning the candle at both ends. I have a job that has its own demands, plus additional jobs to fill in any spaces left in the life.   To make matters worse, I’m easily distracted which makes me painfully inefficient. That’s a conversation for another day – don’t want to get distracted here.   It’s hard for me to…

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Working Out My Plan B

August 07, 2016   •   Posted under: Mind, Finances, Lifestyle, Relationships, Community

My wife and I spent three weeks in Panama this summer. Last summer we did the same in Ecuador. And in January, we squeezed in over a week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Each was a great visit for us, but in different ways. Investigating warmer environments has been on our agenda as we seek to identify prospective second residences before retirement.   I should make clear that retirement for me is really…

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I’m No Prince: Reflections on Being Average

April 24, 2016   •   Posted under: Mind, Spirit, Lifestyle

I’m just an average guy. I haven’t accomplished anything particularly memorable, nor does it appear anything along this line is going to emerge anytime soon.    A recent quote from an interview on the late artist Prince reminded me again that exceptional performances require exceptional commitments. And average performances don’t.    "He did his homework. He created,…

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How Much of Life Will You Exchange for It?

December 19, 2015   •   Posted under: Mind, Spirit, Career, Lifestyle

I suppose the first question to be answered is what the “it” is in the title. I can say that the it varies from person to person and is determined by our life circumstances, to some degree. Thoreau is quoted as saying that “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”   No. I’m not hanging around on this rainy day reading Thoreau, but I do appreciate…

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Not Every Man Really Lives

October 18, 2015   •   Posted under: Mind, Spirit, Lifestyle

I find myself thinking more and more about what kind of life I want to be living. Perhaps it is due to my age and the speed by which the years continue to fly by. It seems like I’m only living about one out of every three years that go by on the calendar. I often find myself referencing an event as happening a year or two ago that actually happened five years ago. You know what I mean. What happened…

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Ashley Madison and the Sins of Men

August 29, 2015   •   Posted under: Mind, Lifestyle, Relationships, Community

I’m thinking about all the millions of people out there, mostly men, who are stewing in their own soup right now wondering if or when they will be found out. From those in jobs we might say are in sensitive areas, such as the White House, Congress and the Pentagon, to church pastors and mini-celebrities like Josh Duggar, each one probably has a bit more excitement than he signed up for.  …

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