Dying Into Life

“For the past few years, I have sensed death wanting to be my friend. You know the type. “Let’s hang out more,” she says, “get better acquainted!” But I already have plenty of friends, a busy life, and the truth is, I’m just not that into her.

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The Gift of Happiness

I recently saw an amazing movie, “Hector and the Search for Happiness” which of course was panned by the critics because it required viewers to think.   Happiness is not a present someone else holds in his/her hands. That illusion gets me into more trouble than any other and I blame it on Cinderella and…

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How to Give the Perfect Gift!

  It is crazy! Have you found yourself feeling all warm and fuzzy when that hunky Forrest Whitaker appears on TV telling you all about “accident forgiveness”? What??!!  Over time, clever insurance company advertising has actually made us forget that the reason we pay those premiums every month our entire lives is BECAUSE we might…

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One Fine Day

Yesterday felt a lot like the ” Truman  Show”.    The light of autumn to winter in Northern California is amazing. Skies are so clear and blue some days you think you must be living in a painting. Salmon colored sunrise, early sunsets of indigo and saffron. Winter has arrived.   I walk every day…

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What’s Wrong With Him?

    “So, what’s wrong with him that he is not in a relationship?”   You really have to take a minute to think about this question. It partly makes sense, and it’s utterly ridiculous. Funny thing is I have not only asked myself that question many times, it is often the first question my…

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We Gotta Try

It’s hard to keep trying sometimes. There are days when we want to curl up in the fetal position and suck our thumbs. And, that isn’t a bad idea when we really need it.  What would be tragic is if we didn’t get up and take some steps, even if they are baby steps to…

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