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Eight People I Would Like to Have Lunch With

Over the past several months, I’ve reflected on some of the people, currently alive, who have greatly influenced my life (outside of family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers). I’m talking about people, I don’t know, but I’ve invited into my life

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Do I Really Have an Opinion?

I speak because I canTo anyone I trust enough to listen,You speak because you canTo anyone who’ll hear what you say. Laura Marling(1) Three years ago my daughter, grandson, and I were sitting in a coffee shop in Bergen, Norway.

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The Elusive “Life Purpose” and What To Do About It.

Annie Dillard wrote the most concise summary of Time Management I’ve seen: “A schedule defends from chaos and whim.” This remarkable, pithy, seven-word sentence constructs a framework for nearly all time management. The “schedule defends” against two common enemies of the

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This Land is Your Land

When I was child, we used to sing This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie. This land is your land, this land is my land.From California to the New York IslandFrom the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream WatersThis

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Spiritual Guides and Independent Thinking

If I’d lived my life by what others were thinkin’, the heart inside me would’ve died.But I was just too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity,Someone had to reach for the risin’ starI guess it was up to

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