Monthly Archives: September 2012

Remember the Caregivers

I am certain that each of us knows someone who has a terminal illness. The pain of this reality is without measure and it is critical that we let them know how important they are to us.The isolation of the … Continue reading

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open to everyone’s views

Yesterday on the plane I had a fascinating conversation with the person sitting next to me.I had a copy of Hitler’s priest and the person asked about the book. After a few minutes on the book the conversation drifted to … Continue reading

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A Bleeding Heart

To be called”a Bleeding Heart” is ofteen a put down. It indicates that you are soft and seek to reward those who have chosen to ride the gravy train without any responsibility.The label indicates that to focus on the poor … Continue reading

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The climate of Finger Pointing

I am tired of the endless charges hurled at politicians from their opponents.Millions of dollars spent on taking anything out of context to point out flaws. The negative tone of this process makes seeking common ground almost impossible.For most of … Continue reading

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Crossroad Friends

Not a week goes without someone from my past re -entering my life.Our paths had once been joined but time and circumstances forced us to go seperate ways. Often almost without exception there was no severing of the relationships, and … Continue reading

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The courage of immigrants

The remembering of all those that perished in the 9/11 tragedy somehow spawned the idea of courage in my mind. There were people of every creed,race and color whose lives were ended that day. Many of them were the children … Continue reading

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9/11

It is literally impossible to forget the horror of that day and the pain that spread across the entire country.Innocent victims lives were ended by the hatred and deranged beliefs of strangers. There is no way that we can wipe … Continue reading

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The influence of a friend

During the Democratic convention there was the repeated theme of caring for others. It is the hallmark of a great society that lives out the adage of providing for the weakest members. I have learned this from my family, and … Continue reading

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Retire from what to what?

Retirement in the context in which we have known it may need to be radically altered, In the past it often meant the gold watch, a luncheon and then start to get ready for the rocking chair and the grim … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama’s Speech

I thought Michelle Obama’s speech at the convention last night was riveting. She poured everything she had giving a glimse into who she is why she loves the man who is my president. There are no perfect human beings in … Continue reading

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