Suzy and I spent the weekend in DC. A good friend was celebrating a special birthday. Suzy and I debate the relative merits of DC every time we travel there, but one thing is certain it is a city full of people who are not happy about the way things are, and there are an…

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How are you living your life on a daily basis. — Confucius. Where most philosophers begin with tough questions, Confucius took the opposite approach. He begins with a question we can answer although it goes much deeper than we might think. As we mature we realize how important the current day is and how both the…

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And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. — Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire. I watched Chariots of Fire again the other night. Eric Liddell trained for years to run in the Olympic games only to be told on the eve of the Olympics that the qualifying heats for the one…

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How should we like it were stars to burn; With a passion for us we could not return? If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me. — W.H. Auden. As Valentine’s approaches I pull out a favorite of mine. One of the most difficult times as a parent is one of your…

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When I was close to death with a rare form of hepatitis, I didn’t have a clue that my life was at risk. Suzy called it my “Zombie period.” I prefer to  think I was just out of it. I certainly didn’t do a very good job of preparing for it. Good thing I made…

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