Category Archives: Relatioships

Sure signs


We’re finally getting rain in Southern California, another sign that fall is here, winter is to follow. Here is another poem from Ted Kooser, one of my favorites, for this Monday’s Poem of the Week. So many crickets tonight –like … Continue reading

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Advice For Those Who Wish To Become Physicians


Advice for Those Who Wish To Become Physicians When I was in undergraduate school, I wanted to be an oceanographer. I was fortunate enough to be accepted to three top ranked programs. Unfortunately, they were all private schools, and even … Continue reading

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Windy and Cold


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. I periodically jot down poems I like, but in the following, I seem to have misplaced its author. If you recognize it, let me know. Regardless, it seems to fit this particular morning. Be well. … Continue reading

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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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Labor Day


This Monday’s Poem of the Week is taking a pause to celebrate Labor Day, being replaced with the following thoughts. This is Labor Day, so I would like to offer kudos to all my Readers who are currently holding jobs … Continue reading

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Exit Strategies


As I sit down to write this piece, my Favorite Poet’s plane had already brought him back to Paris. It was wonderful to have he and his family home for summer vacation, but I once again have to relinquish him … 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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TRUST


TRUST At the time we emerge form the womb, we have it. Babies instinctively reach out to a figure approaching them. We begin with the tendency to trust, and then painfully learn that the world and the some of the … Continue reading

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