Monthly Archives: September 2019

Doing What’s Right

Doing what is right sounds easy.  But in reality doing what’s right is often the opposite – it may be impossible, not profitable, or unpopular.  Given so, why would anybody bother to do it? You may wonder. The short answer:  … Continue reading

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Compassion Is Non-judgmental

I bite my tongue and swallow my frustration.  For the umpteenth time, I had to explain where we are to my aunt, who has a slight case of dementia.  Surely she would forget as quickly as the words leave my … Continue reading

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A Primer on Boston Marathon Qualifications

2020 BOSTON MARATHON OPEN DIVISION QUALIFYING STANDARDS (Effective Saturday, September 15, 2018) All standards below are based on official submitted net time. Age Group MEN WOMEN 18-34 3hrs 00min 00sec 3hrs 30min 00sec 35-39 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec 40-44 … Continue reading

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My Post Erie Marathon Recovery

Sunday a week ago I ran the Erie Marathon.  Now, my body feels pretty much back to normal. While not ready for another marathon, I have recovered enough that most of my aches and pains are gone. My body is … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 15 Sep 2019

“The future . . . flattens out into a perpetual present,” wrote Dr. Paul Kalanithi. And “the future is built by us . . .and what we do in the present moment,” said Brother Phap Dung. How intriguing that life … Continue reading

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Prerequisite For “Value-added”

Every business wants to be value added. Be it in products, services, or both. But a prerequisite of being value added is to understand what the customers want. Not what the business wants. This is easier said than done. Market … Continue reading

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Meditation & Patience

When meditating, my patience gets tested. I know it’s the wrong thing to say. One is supposed to immerse in the here and now. The whole process should be a breeze. Right? Not for me. One hour is my meditation … Continue reading

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No “Right” Way

Claims on possessing of the “right” ways are copious.  Bookstore shelves are filled with  them.  Self help, business potential, investment strategy, leadership, etc.  You name it, and they have it.  But truth be told – there is no “right” way.  … Continue reading

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September 11th -18 Years Later

  September 11, 2001 changed our life. Eighteen years later, my tears still welt up from listening to the National Public Radio’s interviews of eyewitness accounts on what happened during that fateful day. The terrorist attacks on American soil were … Continue reading

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The Future Is Now

  Whether the glass is half full or half empty, the reality is the same – the future is now.  Paul Kalanithi, author of When Breath Becomes Air, wrote ” Most ambitions are either achieved or abandoned; either way, they … Continue reading

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