Monthly Archives: January 2021

Keeping a Moral Compass

When I was in business school getting my MBA, the only course in which I received less than the top grade was one called “Negotiation and Conflict Resolution” because I took a position that there are some issues of principle … Continue reading

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Welcome back to Poetry Monday. Hope you had a relaxing weekend. Here is your poetry offering to stat your week. Be well, stay safe. return coming back, the boomerang path, the return to the familiar grasp that launched the open … Continue reading

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The Age of Robots

I confess to being a sci-fi addict ever since as a young boy I first read Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Since then, much of the fantasy has become reality, along with other science fiction themes we now … Continue reading

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It’s Monday morning, a national holiday to commemorate Martin Luther King. I wonder what he would think if he could see our country now? We, as at other times but more so now, need people of courage to lead, to … Continue reading

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I received a phone call last night from one of my older friends to tell me that her dog had just died. I expressed my sympathy, but she caught me at a bad time, so we didn’t have a very … Continue reading

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Postcard to Jack

Welcome back to another Poetry Monday. Most of us are dreaming of being able to travel again after almost a year of lock-down with no immediate end in sight. Here is a paean by our poet to the writer who … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

There was a time, no more than a few generations ago, when the concept of death was not as far removed from American lives as it has become today. It was a time when family members died at home instead … Continue reading

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It’s a new year, and the less said of the old one, better. What fresher way to start the new calendar than with a poem from Poetry Monday. Take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and allow the following to help … Continue reading

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New Year’s Traditions

New Year’s traditions range across cultures and families.  A recent edition of Poets & Writers describes some of these. Rolling empty suitcases around the block to increase one’s chances of traveling (remember when we were able to travel anywhere?), pounding … Continue reading


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