Category Archives: General

MEDITATION, MINDFULNESS AND DISHES

I am a great fan of Mindfulness though, unfortunately, not a particularly successful practitioner. Nevertheless, I keep trying. While surfing the news for something that wasn’t about politics, technology or economics I recently discovered a New York Times series called “Meditation … Continue reading

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NEWS WE CAN USE

As the United States prepares for a new president whose word, according to one advisor, “should not be taken literally,” I have been thinking about the news and how events are reported. If the president’s word is not to be … Continue reading

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TRUMP, TRAVEL AND TRAVAIL

After three weeks of travel in Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, I returned to learn that while we were flying home, Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States.* I make a point of not writing about politics in this … Continue reading

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ON THE ROAD IN BURMA

The internet is working in Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Burma, so here are a few photos from some of the places we’ve been during last week’s internet-less world.  Eventually I will write something about this country but it is overwhelming right … Continue reading

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BAGAN, BURMA, PART 2

We have returned to Yangon (Rangoon) briefly and the internet works well, so here are two photos, not yet processed (i.e., Photoshopped) in any way.

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WHY WOMEN DON’T TELL

There has been a lot of hoo-ha in the news this week about why women don’t tell others about inappropriate sexual advances. Most women understand this because it has happened to almost all of us.   Unwanted physical advances are so … Continue reading

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WEDDINGS AND CLICHES

There is something about weddings that lends itself to thinking in clichés. Watching our youngest son at his wedding last week got me thinking about all the life events that lie ahead for the newly married couple and how, for … Continue reading

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PHOTOS FROM A WEDDING IN MAINE

Last weekend our son Nathaniel (Nate) Popik married Suzanna Elkin at a beach wedding in Stonington, Maine, surrounded by family, friends and the occasional passing lobster boat. As promised, here are some photos from the happy occasion.        

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LYING WORDS

Every time I read or watch the news, I get angry at how political jargon disguises lying words.  This election cycle (will it ever end?) has popularized the expressions “walk back” and “pivot.” “Walking back” and “pivoting are weasely ways … Continue reading

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MOUNTAINS AND MOLEHILLS

    Why make  mountains out of  molehills?  Sometimes there are items I would like to share that don’t lend themselves to an entire blog.  Here are a few of them with links where appropriate:     15 WAYS TO BE … Continue reading

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