Category Archives: General

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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GARDENING AND DEPRESSION

Gardening for many people is a cure for depression, a calming and even cheering activity.  That is true for me except towards the end of August, when the angle of light changes,  the echinacea dries out, daylily blooms give way to wrinkly … Continue reading

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ONLY A FEW FRIENDS

All anyone needs is three to five close friends. This surprising (to me) information comes via Kate Murphy’s New York Times piece, Do Your Friends Actually Like You? That title caught my attention because it hadn’t occurred to me that … Continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND STORY

The best thing about great photography is that it tells a story without words. It may set the stage for different stories, but that’s not important. The crucial part is that the photo “says” something for every viewer, something that … Continue reading

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