Category Archives: Happiness

In Praise of Pants


Life is always better lived with gratitude. Today’s Poem of the Week offers my friend Dave’s tongue-in-cheek paean to an everyday item we all would be hard put to live without. In Praise of Pants When impinged by winter windBy … Continue reading

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Yes and No


One never wants to say “no” to life, and hope is the driving force into tomorrow, as illustrated by this Monday’s Poem of the Week. Given the vagaries of my schedule coming up in future months, from now on, this … Continue reading

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Wise Circumstances


It’s Monday, so time for another Poem of the Week. This past weekend I traveled down memory lane, looking through boxes of old photos and papers, seeking a gift for a long-time colleague having a landmark birthday. It was here … Continue reading

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Money and Happiness


Money and Happiness I think we can all agree that if you don’t know how you are going to make your rent payment, put food on the table, or pay for the basic needs of life, your happiness will improve … Continue reading

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Give Me Less for Christmas


It’s that time of year again. The malls are again full of shoppers hurriedly looking for a place to park. The mailbox is stuffed with catalogs from online retailers enticing you with bigger and better stuff. The radio and TV … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Friendship


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Paris Poem


It’s Monday, so it must be time for another Poem of the Week. Enjoy a little travel nostalgia. paris poem sitting in a café pretending I’m Hemingway sipping and stretching out my café au lait, acting like I’m scribbling away … 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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The Price of Beauty


My VIP visitors continue to take up a lot of my time, so here is a piece from my archives many of you who started following my blog recently will not have read. It remains as relevant as the day … Continue reading

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