Monthly Archives: September 2020

A Defeat


Welcome back to Poetry Monday, Hope you had a good woo weekend. Here is another poem for you to start your week. a defeat pulling into a new city, cloud-muted dawn thin as patience after sleepless train night. collapsed into … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall


There was a time, not so long ago that it no longer exists in my memory, when it was expected that family members of wealthier, educated people would enter public service, and do their part in maintaining the integrity of … Continue reading

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Within and Without


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. Hope you enjoy today’s offering. within and without I feel my unity, imperfect, gaps and cracks, holding together for now. I wonder to her, conjure her of memory. her being in me fills me out- … Continue reading

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The Role Of Luck In Our Lives


It’s interesting to see how people view the role of luck in their lives, and how these perceptions reflect on their own views of themselves. Recent research has shown that chance plays a far larger role in our lives than … Continue reading

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Why Do We Do Good?


Why do we choose to do good? What motivates us to sacrifice ourselves for others, even people we don’t know? Psychologists and philosophers have offered a number of suggestions. Sonya Lyubomirsky, a notable psychology professor who has published extensively on … Continue reading

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Enforced Economy


It’s Monday, so it must be time for poetry. Here is another selection from my favorite poet written while he was on his grand tour. the road strips you down. or rather, the road lets you do it- just hands … Continue reading

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The Robot Will See You Now


Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal had a special section regarding some of the structural changes that have occurred in the practice of medicine in the United States, and projections for what will come in the future. They talk about the … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Believe Can Still Kill You


During World War II, Churchill warned: “There are vast numbers…in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known.” Much has changed since WW II, but our fears have not. Needing to … Continue reading

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Couples


It’s Poetry Monday, and time to be on the road again with my favorite poet. For those of you in the USA, happy Labor Day! couples rigid postures like cats facing off, words in bursts, glances lancing in and away, … Continue reading

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Forgive us our trespasses…


I recently wrote a post about the four requirements in life for happiness: friends and family, doing for others, forgiveness and gratitude. Of these four, the one that seems the hardest for me (and many others) is the one involving … Continue reading

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