Life is a dream. ‘Tis waking that kills us — Virginia Woolf. In the movie Pretty Woman there is a character who walks the streets of Hollywood asking, “What’s your dream?”  I believe in dreams and not just those idealistic dreams I had as a young man. It is just as important to have dreams in our senior…

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Man’s attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself. — Rachel Carson. When we are destructive in any way we are waging war against ourself.…

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One of my favorite books of all time is The Chosen by Chaim Potok. It is about two boyhood friends both raised as orthodox jews in New York, one is named Danny who is raised by his parents in “silence.” Within a year of reading this book Simon and Garfunkel came out with their classic song “Sound…

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We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do. — Barbara Ward and Rene’ Dubos. When I was a little boy I played cowboys and indians with my friends. I always had to be an indian because my father prohibited guns in the house, even cap…

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To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight. — E.E. Cummings. In this time of social media and immense pressure beginning at early childhood, one must struggle night and day simply…

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