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Be Grateful for Those Small Doses of Happiness

Life isn’t always a lark, so savor those happy memories and moments. “There is no happiness,” according to one proverb. “There are only moments of happiness.” Nobody is always happy, and the most you can hope for is happiness in small doses that sustain you over a lifetime. Often it is the memory of happy times that fuels overall enjoyment and contentment. The human mind is empowered with the magic of transforming unhappy times into happy memories [...]

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By |2021-06-09T22:06:39+00:00June 9, 2021|Family, Friends, Fun, Happiness, Happy, Love, Memory|

Confessions on Sleeping; Don’t Nod Off, Please

Sleeping is great. Just don’t sleep your life away! I like sleeping. There, I admitted it. I’m tired of being ashamed of what is actually a noble pursuit and something at which I excel. It’s not that I sleep more than everyone else, but I do it so well and hate to give it up in the morning. One learned 17th Century author, Sir Thomas Browne, compared sleep to a death that we experience daily and, like [...]

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By |2020-01-29T14:46:20+00:00January 29, 2020|Aging, death, Marriage, Sleep|

The More Time We Save, the Busier We Are

(Written Nov. 6, 2016) Peace at last— but not for long. The campaigning for this election started something like 560 days ago with an astronomical amount spent in the Presidential race alone, which as early as April was “a 10-figure affair,” according to the Center for Public Integrity. That’s 10 figures, as in billions. You can also chalk up a couple of billion for congressional campaigns. I’m sending in this column Tuesday morning before I head off to vote [...]

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By |2017-01-18T17:27:23+00:00January 18, 2017|Uncategorized|

When More Stuff Isn’t That Important Anymore

Check out the horror stories from one of the most abused segments of our population—people 55 and older. People invest for decades into a retirement plan and, just like that, it all goes away. It may be an unscrupulous or incompetent employer or that investment specialist in your town who, as it turns out, didn’t know what he was doing. As Baby Boomers we were taught by our parents and grandparents to work hard and be loyal. Loyalty is [...]

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By |2015-07-28T14:24:31+00:00July 28, 2015|Ambition, Baby Boomers, Humor, Shopping|
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