Tag Archives: Philosophy

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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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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The Power of Music


The Power of Music Scientists have long recognized the power of smell; it’s ability to link directly to the old, primitive dinosaur brain, eliciting long forgotten memories, powerful emotions with a single whiff. So what is there about the power … 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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A Brief Visit Outside of Time


Stepping Out of Time There is little question the past 12 months have been hard on all of us, hard on the world. At some moments in our personal journey on this orb hurtling relentlessly through space, we need to … Continue reading

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Last Act


Many of you are back from your Easter Sunday celebration, and The Poem of the Week is here for you. This poem is being offered in honor of my stepbrother, who died on Saturday, surrendering to the ravages of a … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Think


My stepmother frequently urged those around her to “Do something!” This command was repeated by her until you began to act on her urging to accomplish whatever goal she set her mind to. She was far from unique in preferring … Continue reading

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Wasting Time


Someone once observed that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. As the truth of this realization becomes more real, it forces you to scrutinize how you “spend” … Continue reading

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Loneliness


I received a phone call last night from one of my older friends to tell me that her dog had just died. I expressed my sympathy, but she caught me at a bad time, so we didn’t have a very … Continue reading

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