Tag Archives: emotional

What Do I Care?

  Lots of things vie for our attentions. In a busy environment, we have to be stingy with what to spend our time and effort on. It’s the nature of the beast.  A sign of the times. If we try … Continue reading

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Letting Go Of Erie

  Almost a month, twenty-five days to be exact, has passed since my incredulous race of  2019, the Erie Marathon.  Most of physical demands from the race have faded.  A slight twinge in my right ankle lingers.  Time to say … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home

  At home, we are at peace.  We know where everything is.  We set it up that way so our routines find their bases. We can be ourselves. No pretense. No excuse.  In a world of push & pull, there … Continue reading

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Don’t Hold Back

Aging has a tendency to make one conservative. You know how that works: lessons learned, experience accumulated, risk averse, wiser, yada yada . . . The reality is, I believe as we get older, our fear of getting hurt increases. … 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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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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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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My Incredulous 2019 Erie Marathon

  There I was in Erie, PA, a perfect weather for marathon (62 degree), a perfect course (flat with water station every mile), and a perfect opportunity for repeat performance (my second time). What could be better? I felt ready. … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 19 – We Are What We Do

  Marathon Training 54 min (6 mi incl 24 min tempo), pleasant & 70 degree We Are What We Do Our life’s meaning is inextricably tied to what we do, and in larger context, the roles we play. In making … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 16 – Mass Shootings

  Marathon Training 57 min (6 mi), overcast & 79 degree Mass Shootings After this past weekend’s two mass shootings, gun control is again a hot topic. And chances are nothing will be done as before. Why?  Issues are being … Continue reading

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