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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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Ready…Set…


It’s another Poetry Monday, and one more from the series called Maps by my favorite poet. Hope you are all surviving the heat. Our A/C chose a bad time to go on the fritz. departure   that night train crouching … Continue reading

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JOY


I slept and dreamt  that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. – Rabindranath Tagore My other favorite quote from this wise Bengali poet: You can’t cross the sea … Continue reading

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Happiness and The Missing Tile Syndrome


“We have met the enemy, and he is us” is Pogo creator Walt Kelly’s apt 20th century parody of Perry’s famous quotation. It captures the essence of a profound and oft unrecognized truth, that we are often our own worst … Continue reading

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A Departure


It’s another Poetry Monday. Hope you survived the weekend. Here are some words from Peter Ferenczi to help place you in a different mindset than the one you currently hold.   a departure   my final night in New York … Continue reading

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Socrates on Happiness


Socrates (469 – 399 BC) claimed that his wisdom and insights arose merely in “knowing that he knew nothing.” He argued that happiness is not just bestowed on a select few, but could actually be obtained by human endeavor. In … Continue reading

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The Harvard Happiness Project


The Harvard Study of Adult Development is the longest running study of happiness. Begun in 1938, the study has followed 724 men since they were sophomores at Harvard University. The researchers have collected data every 2 years, asking questions about … Continue reading

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A River, A Book, A Stone


a river, a book, a stone   where I am from all but the stones and a few trees are young.   but where I have been, time, human time, is deep. you can dive into it, plumb the depths … Continue reading

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Happiness Is A Place To Visit


Happiness Is A Place to Visit   A couple of years ago, an issue of the Harvard alumni magazine had an article entitled The Science of Happiness. Until only the last few years, psychologists and psychiatrists alike focused their attention … Continue reading

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What We Want Doesn’t Always Make Us Happy


Most of modern economic theory is based on the premise that we, as human beings, maximize utility. To an economist, utility means how much people want something. If an economist sees someone working hard and sacrificing to buy a house, … Continue reading

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