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FIVE CURES FOR TRUMP FATIGUE

  I’m tired of Trump. Despite the urge to follow the news entirely too closely, I am taking a timeout to focus on what makes me happy. You may find some of it useful, too. Pay Attention This seems obvious … Continue reading

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIGLY

Last week I heard the President of the United States vow to “get rid of the really bad dudes in this country.” While it’s true that Donald Trump has a small vocabulary weighted towards extreme adjectives (“big league—or bigly,” “disaster,” “dangerous,” … Continue reading

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COUSINS LOST AND FOUND

“Cousins are a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” —Marion C. Garretty I learned last week that one of my aunts on my father’s side of the family died. The information came from my cousin Jerry, via … Continue reading

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THE BOSTON WOMEN’S MARCH

This past Saturday, January 21, more than 1 million people across the United States and the rest of the world marched in protest of policies President Trump is vowing to put in place. It has been 30 years since I’ve … Continue reading

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STRONG WORDS

My mother used strong words. Some of her tendency to overstate was inherited from her mother, my grandma, who used thrilling expressions like “Bloody murder in the third degree!” As she aged, Mom’s ways of expressing exasperation became increasingly dramatic. Among … Continue reading

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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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Testing, testing and more testing

I’m trying to see if my new system works.

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THANKSGIVING 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 may well be a different version of a favorite national holiday. As a little kid, I used to enjoy bringing up politics at that meal, causing a great uproar among the tipsy Republicans, Democrats and know-nothings in my … Continue reading

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TESTING, TESTING

Testing to see if I’ve fixed my blog publishing problem.

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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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