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Self-Improvement Isn’t Cheap!
Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time and money trying to change. Most of the changes were necessary while others were strongly suggested. Some changes stuck and led to positive behavior. Quite a few hung around for a … Continue reading
The Battle of the Self
Self-control: restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions or desires Struggling to eat healthier and get myself to the gym, prompted thoughts about self-control. Like the road to hell, I begin with good intentions but somewhere along the line, wander … Continue reading
Practice Makes Perfect Sometimes
No one is perfect. Practice makes perfection. Confusing, right? On the one hand, we’re told that perfection is beyond our reach. Yet on the other, we’re encouraged to keep at it until it’s perfect. For someone like me, it’s a … Continue reading
There was a time when I saw older performers i.e. actors, singers and the like, that I would comment on how well or badly they were aging. I would judge their skin and try to decide whether or not they’ve … Continue reading
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I had always supposed that as I aged that I’d become more focused. From an early age, people ask you what you want to be when you grow up. Kids have no hesitation listing fun and exotic occupations. When my … Continue reading
Where have all the boxes gone?
For years, I’ve tossed all of my outgoing personal mail in the tray at work. The postal carrier arrived each day and took it away. Recently, for a period of ten days, I was between jobs. I had to sign … Continue reading
Where do I fit in with all of this religion?
The Jewish High Holy Days have passed once again. A time of introspection, prayer and pleading with God to let us have yet another year in this life. I admit that my theology may not be totally sound and my … Continue reading
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Who will hire me?
When I graduated college in 1980, I wasn’t thinking about looking for work thirty-eight years later. If I considered it at all, I assumed that I’d be well established in my chosen career, thinking about retirement. If I could go … Continue reading
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It’s not easy
Some days it’s just not easy being the me others expect me to be. I’m pretty cheerful by nature so when I dip into the dark ink that sloshes around inside of me, I tend to keep it to myself. … Continue reading
Frail That’s how the human condition has been described. Easily struck down by disease, weapons and anger. Hearts break literally and figuratively until we’re curled up in a fetal position on the floor. Be strong, they exhort us. Stiffen that … Continue reading
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