Archives in Category: Things to Ponder

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Lists Revisited

On September 4, I wrote about my new approach to the daily list. Now, only five days later I realize there’s more to it than what I wrote then.

Then I divided my daily list into two categories: the meat

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Writing Advice

I recently saw something on Facebook that, as a writer, intrigued me. It was a statement that read: “Write drunk, edit sober.”

Basically, it means write with wild abandon but edit with surgical precision. It made me wonder what other

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Being Mortal

One of the two book clubs I belong to meets on the first Thursday of every month. Today we discussed Being Mortal, a non-fiction work by surgeon Atul Gawande. Long story short, the subtitle, Medicine and What Matters in the

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Lists

I am an inveterate list maker. Every day that list governs what I hope to do, although I often don’t succeed in completing everything on it. This creates psychological issues too. If I were to finish everything, then my mind

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Kiss Keurig Goodbye

It’s our second or third Keurig in as many years, and it’s about to bite the dust. So I decided we would de-Keurig our lives when this current machine dies.

After all, Earl does not use K-cups; rather he has

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To Do

I am an inveterate list maker. By the day, by the week, and by the when-I’m-caught-up-with-the- day-and-the-week. If you’re wondering what this last category is, it’s all those projects I want to do but don’t have a deadline for. Or

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Simple Gifts

There have been two mass shootings in the last twenty-four hours in our country, one in El Paso and the other in Dayton. We are the only country in the civilized world that has had more than 250 mass killings in

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Otolaryngologists

According to Wikipedia, this term is a combination of four ancient Greek words for the ear, the nose, the larynx, and the word “study.” It defines a medical doctor with advanced training in these three organs. Lay people usually avoid

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Less is More

A year ago at this time, I subscribed to at least a dozen magazines, two of which arrived in my mailbox weekly. We also subscribed to the local daily newspaper and The New York Times on Sundays. Whoever was our

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GBC

Don’t confuse GBC with GNC, a chain of stores offering dietary supplements to enhance your life. I presume that means vitamins, health drinks, and protein powders.

GBC stands for “Great Book Club”; and, while it definitely enhances one’s lifestyle, it

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