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Musings while Walking: Balance

On today’s walk, my mind wandered to philosophical musings. What is the nature of the world and where do humans fit into it? How has history brought us to where we are, and what is waiting for us in the future? Please be assured that I have no inflated opinions of the importance or uniqueness…

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Facing 60

Ok, so I’m 57 and 60 is three years away.  Still, I am closer to 60 than I am to 50, and for me this is a time of reckoning.  With my son, Brian, as my fitness trainer, I have undertaken an endeavor that I have actively avoided for the last 15 years or so.  I…

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Game of Thrones Reunion

This contains MAJOR spoilers.  If you have not begun the series already, do NOT read if you plan to read the books or watch the show. This blog post is intended as a review and commentary on Season 6, Episode 4. Yesterday I watched a program that recaps and reviews episodes of Game of Thrones.  I…

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A Full Heart

My heart is so full of so many things today that it is hard to pick one to write about. My mother’s story is winding down.  While she is not dying exactly, she has a lot of health problems, and she is getting tired of fighting them. She is readying herself for the end of her…

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Gardening

I read an article one time about a man who taught gardening to inner city children.  He claimed that people who love and work with plants are less likely to turn to a life of crime.  I do not have his experience, but I have to agree that working with the soil and helping things…

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Outlander and Passion

My last post was rather clinical, was it not?  It reflected the writer as chemist, trying to determine the ingredients of a solution by distilling it into its individual components.  It is a useful exercise, but not one that engenders the enthusiasm needed to write a book worth reading.  After struggling with the concept for two…