Although I’m childless, the back-to-school sales have special meaning—this month I start my second year as an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa. On top of my regular job, I’m teaching two sections of Writing for PR. Last semester I taught Writing for PR/Advertising. An outgrowth of . . .
This is what I think senior citizens look like. That's why I was so surprised tonight to see in my mail a letter from TIME magazine. In big letters: FOR SENIOR CITIZENS ONLY. It offered me a year's worth of the magazine for only $20. Pretty good, since the "regular price" was something like $260.I . . .
I know. He's cute. He's also a little terror. We return to Tampa tomorrow morning at dawn. But we're there only for a few days--on Saturday we take an 11 hour drive to Asheville, NC with Auntie Helen and her sweet Shi Tzu, Little Dude. Looking forward to a lovely drive when we get to the Blue . . .
The charred hills along Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast are a mute testimony to the fires that ravaged the area just a month ago. The smell of ash lingers in the air. Further north the hills are carpeted in green. Colorful wildflowers have sprouted along the road.But then, over a little crest, the . . .
This is a poster of Silicon Valley that was pervasive in the 80s and 90s, now a classic. So many thoughts this morning. They seem related, so let’s see if I can express them that way.A few days ago I spoke with a close friend here…someone I’ve known well a very long time. A beautiful, loving and . . .
It's been a quiet day in PG. Work was very slow, so I spent time with Riley, who was very needy today. I thought about Baby Tikva all day, and I reread her mother’s blog and cried. I remember the drill only too well. Not even nine years now. The days in the ICU that turned into months of waiting, . . .
She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short. -- Brian Andreas/StoryPeople God called Baby Tikva yesterday. Amidst the profound sadness and tears this morning, and with an open heart, I consider the . . .
Cruising up 101 North, sun shining, KFOG on the radio, wondering how it will be to live so far from my city by the bay.LIGHTS by JourneyWhen the lights go down in the city And the sun shines on the bay Ooh, I want to be there in my city, oh Oh, oh So you think you're lonely Well . . .
This photo, taken on Pearl St. Mall in Boulder over the 4th of July holiday, perfectly captures Riley's spirit. At first Riley thought the pig was real. Then he rode it. This morning's scenario: Riley likes to take a specific chew, place it about a foot in front of him and then shrilly . . .
I'm sitting in my home here in Pacific Grove, on the beautiful Monterey peninsula, enjoying the tree-house like view and trusting that a buyer who will appreciate it as much as I do will come along soon. I've always loved it here and had always wanted to live here--one wish that I was able to . . .
Baby Tikva has had a setback and needs your prayers and visualizations to help regain strength. I've copied below what her mother asked for several days ago; the baby needs it more than ever now. I hope you will take a moment, breathe deeply and send healing energy and prayers to her. From Tikva's . . .
Love at any age is a good thing: the sweetness and novelty of first love, the excitement of falling in love as an adult and the solid knowledge that love will result in building a life together—perhaps marriage and a family. (No one ever enters into a love affair with thoughts of divorce.)Love in . . .
A lot of my heart-time as been taken up these past weeks with the situation of a 30-something mother I know. I dated her father, briefly, in the late 80s and have kept in touch with him since, but more with her. She was a lovely young girl and is an even more lovely young woman. Back then I always . . .
I miss Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.I miss his energy in the world.The fact that he even existed and became a cultural icon for the 70s is a wondrous thing. He was an original—human being and writer. On July 18 he would’ve been 71. But he never made it-- gone three years now.Who’s here today to take his . . .
The recent popularity of the book, The Secret, has made the Law of Attraction all the rage. I had lunch last week with an entrepreneur who is succeeding with several small businesses and investments beyond all measure. She claims The Secret as her method. A few months ago the COO of a client . . .
The research is clear. Laughter is good.It lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, increases muscle flexion, and boosts immune function. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, and produces a general sense of well-being.Laughter and love are irresistible. The beau makes me laugh, . . .
Relationship counselors are fond of advising that to effectuate change in a spouse, a client should change her own attitude & behavior. Apparently it's some mysterious magic trick that causes the attitude & behavior of the other to change. I always hated that advice. First, because it's . . .
I work in a news-related job, but I stopped reading the paper seriously a few years ago. I love a good tabloid, and do read those, but feel like newspapers should have a higher calling. Plus, my life hasn't been adversely affected by avoiding all the ugly national and international news. And I'm . . .
Today's my birthday and maybe it's a time to look back on what's come before --just briefly--and how to make what comes next more meaningful. After all, I now have more yesterdays than I do tomorrows. I am very ready for Life 2.0, the next chapter. To do new things and to be more relaxed. That's . . .
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