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What’s love got to do with it?

At a dear friend’s 50th anniversary dinner, Edward (Not his real name) told a story about a couple, who after 25 years of matrimony, had decided to part “because they weren’t happy.” Ed asked this question: “What does happiness have to do with marriage?” As if marriage makes you happy.…

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Intentions

I don’t set goals-benchmarks-that I must hit. I do have intentions. That is,  visions that I have conjured, that portend a life I’d love to live. Goals are achieved, driven by fear fueled motivation. Intentions are received over time.  Goals are often set in a negative pallet: “I won’t eat…

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Example of Dreamquest Dreaming

Day 2 “2025-2026 has been such a magical time! Louise and I have returned to Texas after our December stay in our Santa Fe home. January and February were spent in Sun City and we are surrounded by friends. We love this community and my February performance of “A Guru…

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Dreamquest 2020

Thanksgiving Day 2020 and this morning starts a day of reflection. Reflection and thanks for all that I have been given, all that has been taken from me, all that I have attracted to me, and all that is left behind. I will start this day by writing on a…

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We Can March to Either Drummer

Good-bad, right-wrong, faith-fear, love-hate, positive-negative, dark from light. All within the parameters of the powers of choice, that we as human beings have at any given time. Rabbi Byron Sherwin (of blessed memory) once said to me that “G-d loved man so much that he gave him a power that…

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The Art of Saunter

Most of my life has been carried out in a dead run, dashing from point A to point B as fast as I possibly could. I’d rather a hare than a tortoise be. That’s the way of life isn’t it? In my 70th year a very wise man, Dr. William…

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Here Comes The Judge

Prejudice means judgment in advance.A Bigoted person is intolerably devoted to his or her own opinion. Prejudice comes from the Latin words that mean “pre” and “judge”. We all have it; we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t. It’s also called opinion, that thing that is formed by our culture,…

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There Was a Time

When folks were cordial to one another.When manners mattered.When there was a standard of dress.When people danced to songs. Together.When men were brave.When standards stood.When we shook hands.When diplomats would negotiatewith citizens in mind.When history mattered.When literature was read.When we were proud of our trades.When apprenticeship counted.When men tipped their…

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