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My Top 10 Life Lessons Learned in Half a Century

I woke up one day and…voilà! I'm 50 years old. In the words of the Talking Heads, "How did I get here?" Born in the middle of the night, two weeks late, I violently entered the world at nine and…

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My Father Passed Away. This is What He Taught Me

With my 40th birthday last month, I’ve been in a deep process of self-reflection and have been looking back on my own life and all that has unfolded in the past four decades. I, too, can clearly see…

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How Returning a Rescue Dog Made Me Re-Think Who I Am

I was blown away by the incredible, inspiring, and compassionate responses after writing a post about returning our dog, Rocky Blue, to his rescue group. After six months and with a baby on the way, w…

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Love: When to Say Yes, When to Say No

I came across a definition of love that is perhaps the best I’ve ever read while reading M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled. Dr. Peck differentiates between “falling in love” and “genuine love.” F…

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The Thing About This Blog Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead

The other day, despite my better judgment, I got a new book by author David Shields with a title that was clearly a warning to readers: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead (Knopf). Not…

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Uncertain About Certainty: Lessons For Your Children About the Economic Debacle

As I write this, I am in the process of melting down the remainder of my gold into portable and quantifiable gold bricks, as well as draining my 401k to buy stock--livestock, that is. No doubt, things…

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