Category Archives: friendship

Why We Blog


One Is the Loneliest Number Three Dog Night sang it. Poets and writers have written of it. Movies and plays have portrayed it. The essential loneliness of our human existence and our yearning for connection is a primal force driving … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Making Friends


I recently lost a close friend to Covid. I’ve also become a part of the demographic where we attend more funerals than weddings. This forces me to survey the few friends I have left, and the difficulties we face in … Continue reading

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Friendship


FRIENDSHIP “You can always tell a real friend: when you made a fool of yourself, he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.”  – Laurence J. Peter Someone once said that love demands less of us than friendship, though the … Continue reading

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New Beginnings Are Hard


New beginnings are hard. Sometimes we make a conscious choice to start over again, or at least change directions. At other times, the decision is forced upon us. Regardless how it comes about, change represents both danger and opportunity. In … Continue reading

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Stress


I have some VIP visitors coming and going for the next six weeks, so here is piece from the Archives. Stress A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,Raised a glass of water and asked“How heavy is this glass … Continue reading

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Covid’s Impact on Relationships


A funny thing happened during the pandemic. Contrary to the expectations of the pundits, not only did breakups and divorces not increase, but almost 20% of couples reported an improvement in the state of their relationship  (June 26,2021 WSJ article) … Continue reading

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The Need for Community


We recently spent a very pleasant  evening with a couple sharing a meal, looking out over the Pacific as the ocean once more consumed the warmth of the sun, marveling as how no two sunsets, just like no two days, … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Tough Times


No question, these are difficult times for all of us, as well as our fellow travelers on Spaceship Earth. Clearly, none of our politicians or pundits have an answer guaranteed to fix what ails us. Perhaps it is at moments … Continue reading

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How Do You Justify Your Life?


When I was considerably younger, I had a circle of friends who would get together once a month, and discuss items relevant to our lives at the time. Each meeting would start off with a question – “How do you … Continue reading

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Five Life Lessons


A number of years ago, a very good friend sent me the following five stories, illustrating important life lessons. It was, and remains today, one of the best and most cherished gifts I have received. You may already heard a … Continue reading

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