Archives in Category: Things to Ponder

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Reflections

It’s been almost ten years since we visited some of the ports on this cruise; with the exception of the rebuilding of Grand Cayman, I was disappointed in what the decade has brought. Back then, the ships docked at local

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St. Maarten

My favorite Caribbean island is St. Maarten because it represents what collaboration can do.  Sixty percent of the land belongs to the French with the capital at Marigot.  The other forty percent belongs to the Dutch with the capital at

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Musings on Being Dangerous

Yesterday’s flight from Chicago to Ft. Lauderdale was uneventful once I got through the extra-diligent security check. But it got me thinking. My experience could be compared to the current questions regarding allowing Syrian refugees, or any other refugees, into

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Embracing Social Media

Just as I’m trying to get over my anti-social stance on social media and embrace sharing my life with total strangers in the name of fame, along comes Emily McFarlan Miller. Ms. Miller has been a social media editor whose

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Hate Has No Business Here

On this eve of Christmas Eve, I read a story about a couple of small business owners in Minnesota who are standing up against the current spike in xenophobia. Their names are Elana and Danny Schwartzman, and they own the

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Board Meeting

We live in a condominium, which means we also belong to a homeowners’ association (HOA). Which means there is an annual meeting where the HOA reports on what it’s done the past twelve months.

As a rule, these meetings are

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King-Sized

“Is so.”  “Is not,” Earl replied.

“Is so.”  Want to bet?” he asked.

“Sure,” I said. “The loser pays for dinner.”

Sometimes when dinner’s involved Earl backs down, not wanting to put that much money on his point of view.

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What Are We Becoming?

We are closing in on the end of the year, one filled with violence and vitriol. This saddens and frightens me.  Saddens because there is so much strife in the world when there could be so much collaboration.

Frightens because

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Black Friday

Today is the real Black Friday, even though retailers have been touting it all fall. And even though I already have my shopping done, I’m still perusing catalogs. But it’s not for more gift ideas. It’s for laughs.

I love

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Bridge of Spies

It was either a trip to Costco an hour away or a trip to the movies just up the road for our Saturday time together.  The first snow of the season settled it for us, so Earl and I headed

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