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And so the end is near…


This title sounds more ominous than it is which is just to hook you, dear reader… Clickbait. Sorry. But do read on. Time moves in loops and circles and I hope this end is a new beginning. This morning we’re … Continue reading

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The Next Generation: The Nexus to Hope and Redemption


This past week Jon and I were fortunate enough to see our son graduate in Boston. He received a BA in bioengineering and got a job offer from CRISPR, a gene editing company that may make a slew of hereditary … Continue reading

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May 4th, 2019: The Forgotten Women of WWII


Evil runs in cycles. With a strong men cult around the world and the right hardening and winning in places where liberalism and freedom once reigned, I lie awake at night, worrying about the possibility of a world spinning out … Continue reading

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Everything is Connected


And so it’s April, and still raining. This has been the wettest Spring I’ve seen in California but we’re out of the drought for the first time in eight years, so we can start flushing our toilets again and ask … Continue reading

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The Things that Remain…


I admit that my last blog was rather gothic, although writing about my doldrums is a way of writing things out of my system and thus free therapy for me. I want to switch gears and tell you that I’m … Continue reading

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January is the Longest Month…


I never liked January. Do you? As much as I enjoyed Christmas with the kids coming home from faraway, cold places, January hit me like a menopausal mood swing. I put the Christmas tree away early, packing it and shelving … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside…


Look at this… and we thought we had two kids… Here you see Will and Caroline, and Lily and Will at Tahoe, over Thanksgiving… Thing is I love all four of them as if they were my own, so I … Continue reading

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Death Sets a Thing Significant


Now when I read, I read not, For interrupting tears Obliterate the etchings Too costly for repairs. ~ Emily Dickinson On Thanksgiving Eve, we got a call from the retirement community where my father-in-law Bud Lake resides. It’s the kind … Continue reading

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Walden Pond Intimations: The Time for Civil Disobedience Has Come


“There will never be a really free and enlightened State,” Thoreau wrote, “until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” Thoreau asks for a State that is “just to all men” and “to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor.”
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The Meaning of High School and Reunions: BS Reunions? #mendelcollege


  You read that right… High School… Who cares, right? Someone contacted me on LinkedIn this week. Someone from High School. He asked me whether I was going to our HS Reunion this year. I haven’t been to any of … Continue reading

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