Keeping the coronavirus in the BAG

Another acronym has found me. They do that alot, from my use of CD (first for Cultural Differences, then for Civil Discourse) to my three Cs — curiosity, compassion, and courage — and to my new book LEAPFROG (How to … Read More

Coping with Weltschmerz

As promised at the end of last week’s Weltschmerz post, this week we’re going to talk about how I’ve been coping. In short: some days are better than others. But, what consistently makes the biggest difference in my peace of … Read More

What’s The Most Important Question To Ask When You Feel Blue?

posted in: Life Lessons 28

What’s the most important question to ask when you feel blue?  The answer, from neuroscientist and UCLA researcher Alex Korb, (also the author of The Upward Spiral) is simple: What am I grateful for? What am I grateful for? Gratitude, it turns out, boosts the … Read More

November 22, our day that will live in infamy

Today is the day before Thanksgiving (always the fourth Thursday in November), the most quintessentially American holiday I can name, right up there with July 4th (our Independence Day).  This day before Thanksgiving is traditionally a very busy day for … Read More

When “Overwhelmed” Shows Up in Our Vocabulary Too Often

Aware of my nearly daily use of the word “overwhelmed” lately, as in “I’m feeling overwhelmed,” I decided to take a look at what the word means to me: when I use it and how I get through it. Politics, … Read More

Finding Thanksgiving

posted in: Holidays, Politics 16

  In keeping with my practice of showcasing American holidays as often as possible, I write today of Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday.  Here’s a classic Thanksgiving picture.     There’s much going on in this picture. There’s also much missing, heavy winter … Read More

Acknowledging My Villagers

  On that trip it was my good fortune to be wrong; being mistaken is the essence of the traveler’s tale. Paul Theroux (1941- ) Riding the Iron Rooster. Isn’t that a great quote?  It’s going in my book.  In … Read More

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