Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bucket List started for 2011

Time and again—and that is an understatement—my wife, Diane, focuses relevance.  Many would experience her being quiet and reflective.  That’s true.  And for certain, now as we head toward our tenth wedding anniversary [I realize it’s nine months ahead, but … Continue reading

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Tomorrow–bring it on!

I hadn’t thought of it in a long time, the very helpful, powerful and poignant book by Rabbi Harold Kushner, “When Bad Things Happen To Good People.”  I came across it today in my reading. The book was written in … Continue reading

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A 2011 project: adopt a phrase and go for it

Lives based on having are less free than lives based on either being or doing.  If you don’t know what port you’re sailing to, no wind is favorable.  It is the weak who are cruel; gentleness can only be expected … Continue reading

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Television Quiz Show “glory…sort of”

The Million Dollar Drop Show has come up in three different conversations this past week. Not having seen the FOX program, which is not surprising because, candor prevailing here, the only program I watch on FOX is NFL games.   Especially … Continue reading

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Walking the Moon–memory revisited

An experience was triggered this morning in Austin.  My cousin, Molly, is visiting from Portland, Oregon.  When someone’s new to Austin, especially from Portland, we recognize how closely the cities are to each other, especially in terms of trees and … Continue reading

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No One Is Innocent

Current events bring back days gone by.  Nothing unusual about that.  Of course the key is to have an imbalance—make that healthy imbalance—of having what we experience today and envision for tomorrow to be more frequent and weightier than where … Continue reading

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One extra fruit basket and a great lesson

Still Christmas day…thinking about how special…to spend part of the morning and early afternoon with Jason’s family of Teela, Jackson and Aiden and Teela’s parents.  Nice.  To see the zeal of the 3-year-olds is wonderful.  To talk with Matthew—gosh, what … Continue reading

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