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WHAT TO RUN ON WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING ON EMPTY

Sometimes the times that try men’s and women’s souls aren’t the major hits or the seemingly end of the world occurrences – the job lost, the big chance blown, the wedding canceled. But rather it’s the wear and tear of the little stuff – the constant criticisms, the endless requests, the changes of direction, the… read more

YOU COME, TOO…

Ever since I can remember, I’ve Ioved this simple, soothing poem by Robert Frost. I first wrote about it a few years ago. But its message fits so beautifully with summer, I thought I’d repeat it… The Pasture “I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And… read more

“LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE”

“LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE” The British poet, George Herbert (1593 -1633) wrote those words a few hundred years ago. I believe in “living well,” – however each of us might define that – but the question of course, is “Wait a second, what did Herbert mean by ‘revenge’? Revenge for what??” Robert Frost… read more

IF I HAD A HAMMER…..

IF I HAD A HAMMER….. You remember that wonderful song, written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1949 and made immensely popular by Peter, Paul and Mary over a decade later. “If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning, I’d hammer in the evening, all over this land…I’d hammer out danger, I’d… read more

SOUND AND FURY VERSUS THE MAN IN THE ARENA

SOUND AND FURY VERSUS THE MAN IN THE ARENA I wrote a “Motivator” very similar to this a little less than a year ago. But lately, the same quotes have been relentlessly flooding through my mind in the middle of the night, (I can’t imagine why. Or can I?) And all things considered, I couldn’t… read more

RIP OFF YOUR STRAIGHTJACKET, WILL YA?!

Seriously, it’s time to unbuckle the wretched thing once and for all. You know that “straightjacket.” It’s the one we strap around ourselves just about every day. Its buckles and straps are made up of our insistence on outlining, categorizing, detailing, and meticulously reviewing our flaws, weaknesses, shortcomings and “just not good enough” assessments of… read more

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND…

A young friend of ours named Mark died unexpectedly recently. I didn’t know him extremely well but what I knew I liked a lot. He wasn’t a business mogul or some big deal athlete or a renowned actor. But he had something just as special: A delightful personality that was full of life and positive energy –… read more

BEIN’ GREEN

                                                                                BEIN’ GREEN Kermit the Frog sang, “It’s not easy being green…” But boy, if there… read more

THOSE DAMN YANKEES – I’ll ALWAYS LOVE ‘EM…

THOSE DAMN YANKEES – I’ll ALWAYS LOVE ‘EM… I’ll  really will. I ought to. I’ve sure had enough contact with them – some in real life – some in pretend life – like on the stage… First the “on the stage part:” It was my senior year in college – at  an all-girls school in… read more

BETTER THAN SHE’S EVER BEEN…

BETTER THAN SHE’S EVER BEEN…  “I betcha Spring is best this year  Better than she’s ever been Or tried to be… Like warmer and wearing a great big grin   And full of gin….and tonic.    I betcha she comes swingin’ in  Takes a bow, does a spin,  Then holds her pose and waits…  … read more