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…if thou hast learned a truth which needs No school of long experience, that the world Is full of guilt and misery, and has seen Enough of all its sorrows, crimes and cares, To tire thee of it, e...


Someone, oh so gently, implied recently that perhaps I dwell a bit too much in the past, and that is an interesting thought. But to that I have to say this: “Well, yes. I return to the past in my...


I have been asking why I’m here most of my life. If there’s a purpose, I don’t care anymore. I’m 74. I’m on my way out. Let the young people learn the hard way, like I did. No one ever told m...


The geode — crystals within a hollow, round rock — is one of the most beautiful and miraculous objects in Nature. Just try to imagine how the super hot liquid rock, the magma, cools from its fi...


One of the wondrous accomplishments of the best documentary photography is that it delves into and captures the very heart and soul of a subject, whether it be a person or a place. That is what ...


Yesterday’s headlines and news were so awful: 1,00,000 left without power in the New Orleans area afterHurricane Ida blew through: a massive California wildfire threatens to consume towns in th...


August 31, 2021

This day in Daydreaming on the Porch

Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision; But today, well-lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and ev...


Time keeps flowing, like a river, to the sea… Alan Parsons Project Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. Pearl S. Buck As I si...


I’ve been living in pandemic bubble for the past year and a half, a little solitary dream world of doing exactly what I wanted, keeping safe and isolated until the vaccine came along this Spring,...


What are some of the key truths about yourself that you learn over a lifetime? My strong sense of self - of who I am - discovered and strengthened over a lifetime, has helped me get through jarr...


It’s Monday afternoon and I still have a ton of things to do. But, it being Monday in particular, I feel I have to be caught up on the news from my dozens of sources. But it seems like it’s all...


Human-caused global warming over the last 100 years, and resulting climate change and alteration of worldwide habitats on land and at sea, have resulted in countless species extinctions, and the...


I often think about some of the jobs I ‘ve had over the years, googling the names of various newspapers and organizations I have been a part of, seeing what came up, if anything much at all, an...


It’s been a year and a half since my mother passed away at 96. Memories of the ten years I took care of her in her home have slowly started to fade, not that they won’t always be with me, it’s j...


Headline this afternoon: Greece faces ‘disaster of unprecedented proportions’ as wildfires ravage the country Code Red That’s the message that comes out of the latest United Nations Intergover...


It occurs to me that there are certain themes that I come back to again and again in my journal entries going back to 1998. It has been a transformative journey during all these many years of ...


Years ago I bought one of those “Time-Life Year in Review” books for 1969. I eagerly snatched it up because that was the year I graduated from high school. I was 18 and the world was my oyster ...


I am impatient these days: there is not time enough in this one llife. I need more lives; I have made plans already for three or four. I could easily expand to ten or twenty, all full-flavored...


This entry will make no sense for anyone under 60. So for the one or two of you younger people who happen read this, I’m sorry if this is baffling to you. But for those of us who grew up in th...


This is a story that goes to the root (pardon the pun) of the problems of modern life. The cost of everything has gotten out of control, especially health care, dental work, and housing. This i...


Last Wednesday was unlike any late July day here that I can ever recall. For a short time, Summer disappeared and Spring returned. It was seemingly miraculous. There was a very noticeable breez...


Some years ago, a modest and unassuming book was published entitled “Simple Pleasures,” by John Hadamuscin, and it was filled with a recounting of life’s blessings in ordinary disguise. Upon furt...


A tectonic shift occurred this past Friday afternoon. My little world of dearly held onto habits and routines crumbled in fast-moving developments that brought great excitement, but also rather s...


There were five of us caught up randomly (?) in one of those little moments in time waiting to see one or the other of five oral surgeons. They all partnered at the practice I was referred to w...


What is memory But the seine net of experience. The trawler of desire For a past that was better Than now. A re-created vision Of a more abundant life When memories are good And finely tuned To ...


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