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A DOG NAMED DOMINO (AKA, “WILD THING”)

A DOG NAMED DOMINO (AKA, “WILD THING”)   Many of you knew our Golden Retriever, Willa. I wrote a lot about her. She was a total lover…and was beloved by absolutely everyone who ever met her. Doormen who worked in the buildings up and down East 88th Street all knew her by name and smuggled her “treats”… read more

“IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU, I WOULDN’T BE ME…”

“IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU, I WOULDN’T BE ME…”   I found those words written on a piece of paper on a table in a restaurant about a week ago. I left the piece of paper where I found it in case the person who’d left it came looking for it…after I copied down the words.… read more

THE PLAYGROUND

THE PLAYGROUND   I took my usual run in Central Park today and happened to pass the children’s playground as I always do – but this time I stopped just to watch the kids. It was about one o’clock in the afternoon and the playground was packed with loads of little kids running, yelling, jumping… read more

“GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR…”

“GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR…”   When I was in high school in Toledo, Ohio I sang in the choir. I loved it. On a few (very few) really special days I was even allowed to sing a solo. I miss those days a lot.    But I make up for not having them… read more

“ALL IS FLUX!” …Heraclitus

“ALL IS FLUX!” …Heraclitus   Boy, it sure seems that way, doesn’t? I can’t imagine that even a philosopher of  Heraclitus’ brilliance and insight could have imagined the stunningly chaotic nature of our world in our time. It’s not that we shouldn’t expect change. In our particular country we’re born into it; we learn to thrive on it –… read more

“YEAH, I KNOW, BUT WHAT IF…”

“YEAH, I KNOW, BUT WHAT IF…”   I hear this all the time from people whom I coach (and okay, sometimes even from myself…) and the sentence always ends with something negative, like…   “…they change their minds and don’t promote me after all?”    “…it turns out that they don’t have the budget for… read more

Doing The Right Thing

Doing The Right Thing   You might remember the unforgettable footage from the 2012 Ohio State Division III track and field meet. I, for one, will never forget it. Nor will I ever forget the runner, Meghan Vogel.    She was the “real winner.”   Megan is a star. She’d already won the 1,600 meter state title.… read more

THE RAFT…

THE RAFT…   Okay, who wakes up at about 3 AM?  And that’s pretty much it for the night, right? Next thing you know it’s 7 o’clock and you haven’t even dozed off in between.    Well, you’re not alone. In fact, research shows that millions of us are “sleep-deprived.” And we suffer from the… read more

BE A GOOD PERSON…

BE A GOOD PERSON…   A psychologist and dear friend of mine commented recently, “You know, It’s hard to be a good person in today’s world. It seems like they’re a dying breed.”   She’s probably right. It is hard. And it’s increasingly “easy” to make excuses for taking the low road rather than the high one. To… read more