Category Archives: friendship

Across the Water


It’s Monday morning, and time for another poem in the Map series on travel and discovery. When we leave home, we find new vistas to capture our imagination with their novelty. More importantly, we discover about that which is inside … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Dining


It’s another Poetry Monday. Here is an offering from my favorite poet, as he vagabonded his way across Europe. dining it was strange at first, eating alone in restaurants. I was in Portugal, so I could afford it- the food … Continue reading

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Maps


It’s Monday again, and time for another installment in the Poetry on Monday series. Here is another piece by my favorite poet in a series about traveling through Europe. Hope you enjoy the journey. map this dot is Paris. this … Continue reading

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The Four Pillars of Happiness


I’ve written of The Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest running study of happiness, ongoing since 1938, in my previous blog. The main and inescapable conclusion of this study is that the single best predictor of a person’s happiness … Continue reading

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Our Problem Predicting What Makes Us Happy


Charlotte Bronte was quoted as saying, “No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean?  Happiness is not a potato.” According to Aristotle, “Happiness is … Continue reading

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