Monthly Archives: February 2021

Setting An Example


The stories I’ve posted below some of you may have seen or heard before. I know I have, and shared it with friends a number of times in the past. It recently came back to me, and I felt, given … Continue reading

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On The Beach


Yes, Monday has again arrived, the last one in February. Time for a little contemplation, and another offering from the Poem of the Week. Be well, enjoy! I was near the water’s shifting edge, standing in a temporary pool left … Continue reading

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Desire


The spring edition of the Wall Street Journal Magazine has a column in which six luminaries are asked to weigh in on a single topic. The chosen topic, given the proximity of the issue to Valentine’s Day, was “desire”. Before … Continue reading

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Traveler


Welcome to another addition of Poetry Monday. This poem is the last in a themed series about travel and the traveler. Hope you enjoyed them all. Next week, we’ll continue our journey through words, but with a different focus. Your … Continue reading

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Wasting Time


Someone once observed that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. As the truth of this realization becomes more real, it forces you to scrutinize how you “spend” … Continue reading

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The Last Step


Welcome back to Poetry Monday, a place far removed from Super Bowl Sunday. Hope you had a good weekend, and the following words get you started on the right path for the week. the last step standing on the rim, … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?


Language reveals a great deal about a culture. Given the centrality of snow in their lives, it should not come as a surprise that for those natives living above the Arctic Circle, there are over 230 different words to describe … Continue reading

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Progress


It’s Monday morning. The recent storms have left the Southern California mountains vested with a magnificent mantle of white without burdening the inhabitants of the lower elevations with snow shoveling duties. Grateful for our geography, here is another offering for … Continue reading

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