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Musings

A beautiful article written by Nancy Slonim Aronie in Vanity Fair, was ‘in memoriam’ to Peggy Freydberg, who died on March 27, 2015 just a few weeks after her 107th birthday. Every morning, even being…

Musings Seniors Citizens

Paying 2014 Taxes Has Me Pondering My “Entitlement” Turning 70 this year, I’ve certainly read plenty about the selfish, entitled, senior citizen. I have waffled back and forth on this issue, feeling sometimes deserving, other…

Business Musings Seniors Citizens

Business Musings Possibilities

I ate my Dad’s favorite toast today – burnt. He always said that ‘a little charcoal was good for digestion.’ Well I didn’t intend to eat burnt toast. But the small end toasted more quickly…

Musings

Business Musings

I’m reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged – for the 4th or 5th time. I’ve always returned to various chapters. But the four or five times are complete readings – start to finish. It uplifts me.…

Musings Possibilities

Yesterday I watched an interview about 3D Printers on Larry King with Aaron Walsh, Founding Director of Immersion Education Initiative, and John Cobb, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Stratasys Ltd. It was exciting in…

Possibilities

Learning is a rather individual activity. But yesterday I received an interesting lesson from nature. My writing desk sits against the north wall of my small kitchen. It’s the best window in the apartment. I…

Nature

Writing is too often very solitary in habit. Many writers require a social life to enjoy the gift of experiences, relationships, and the sights, sounds and touch of the world about them to add depth…

Why I write