16 June 2021

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Alphas and betas

Alphas and betas


“The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.” —Bertrand Russell Unfortunately, ...
09 June 2021

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Life re-evaluated

Life re-evaluated


Suddenly, in early 2020, a new word came crashing into our vocabularies, a word many of us had never uttered. Today, schoolchildren know it well. ...
02 June 2021

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Blessings

Blessings


Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice of arranging the various parts of a house so that the house reaches an equilibrium, a point where the house a...
26 May 2021

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Nuggets of wisdom

Nuggets of wisdom


I’m an early riser who likes to begin the day reading some wisdom literature for about 15 minutes. Like a prospector panning for gold, I’m eagerly...
19 May 2021

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The best medicine

The best medicine


“A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.” —Proverbs 17:22 Reader’s Digest next year turns 100....
12 May 2021

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Words of wisdom

Words of wisdom


“I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.” -—Pietro Aretino Our parents and teachers offered advice for success in life, like...
05 May 2021

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Less is more

Less is more


Smithsonian Magazine reports an online survey that asked 806 people about a conversation they recently had with an intimate friend or family member. ...
28 April 2021

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The golden rule

The golden rule


Garrison Keillor writes of the day years ago when he tripped on the curb at 88th Street in New York City, fell and landed on his hands and knees. “W...
21 April 2021

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Thoughts on death

Thoughts on death


When are we dead? Our understanding of when death comes has changed. Through the centuries, people believed that death came when we “breathed our...
14 April 2021

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Keep shooting

Keep shooting


“I’m not throwing away my shot!” —Lin-Manuel Miranda My favorite line from the musical “Hamilton” is from the song “My Shot”: “I...