What Were They Thinking?

Now that a little over one-half of our nation’s eligible voters have chosen a new president, I am left wondering about the other 40+%. What were they thinking? I talked to some of them as a volunteer for the Democratic party. “We don’t like any of the candidates,” they said, “so we are not going to vote.” Or “We can’t decide, so maybe we won’t vote.” A few of them said something like, “Who...
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There’s Something Wrong Here

Something is wrong here, very wrong. We secretly search for a cure for mid-life crisis, yet we despair of finding it. We are alone and lonely. We are isolated from each other. We speak in sound bites on Facebook and Twitter. We love one-up-man-ship, and we live in a What-Can-You-Do-for-Me world. A Better Way This isn’t the best way to get things done. The best way—take the early Christians as an...
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Late Bloomers — Why Are We Late?

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Henry David Thoreau All your life you have stepped to the beat of someone else’s drum—not your own. You have come to a point in your life where you know, or perhaps only suspect, that you hear within you a...
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The Best Fairy Tale

My fairy tale roots are very deep. I had all of them read to me as a child, and later I read them for myself. I think my favorite was The Princess and the Pea. Do you know the story? The princess was so sensitive that when she had to sleep on a strange bed, she was uncomfortable and even bruised when she awoke, because under the mattress there was a pea. I think the reason I loved the Princess...
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You’re Only Old Once

The following article was written by Diedre Macken, who writes for the The Australian. Macken lists some older women who are powerful, and the lessons we might take from them. Especially remarkable is 94-year-old fashionista Iris Apfel, whose name I just learned. However, I had seen this picture of her and was captivated. There is also a documentary about her called Iris. She once said, “I don’t...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom