Finding The Real You

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If people knew the real you, would they like what they see? Too many of us—maybe most of us—would answer “No.” Perhaps because we don’t really know who we are.

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Who Says I Have To Be Happy?

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I was struck yesterday by the way a single event—objective in itself—made so many people deliriously happy and so many others, well, just delirious. Yet, in truth, whether the inauguration of Donald John Trump is a happy occasion, or an unhappy one, is our decision.

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Vieques Triduum

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I just returned to the States from a quick three days in paradise to get things ready for a series of guests coming in to stay at my Vieques casa during the next several weeks of the winter vacation season. It turned out to be a ride on a carousel of exasperation.

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WEEKEND CRUISE

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During the winter cruising season in the Caribbean, I like to sit on my pool deck at day’s end to watch the procession of white-hulled, city-sized, luxury ships make their way past my island home of Vieques. And imagine. 

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Ritual Meals

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Archeological studies in Ukraine indicate that 32,000 years ago, humans practiced cannibalism as a part of funeral rites.

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Ding an Sich

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I’ve dabbled in writing poetry since university days, never seriously until the past year when I’ve produced several—some of which I’ve shared in prior blog posts. When I was invited to a poetry reading Sunday afternoon, what I heard there reminded me of the power of this overlooked art to affect the way we see ourselves and our world through the simple arrangement of words. 

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My Public Humiliation

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It has recently come to my attention that I am morbidly obese. 

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Just the Way You Look Tonight

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My blog post today is dedicated to my late wife, whom I took to calling “The Lovely Jo Anne.” 

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Passing

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A year ago I wrote my Thanksgiving blog post at the hospital bedside of my wife. I didn’t know she was dying. I thought she was suffering from a bad reaction to chemotherapy.

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SUCH A FUSS

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Heralded events capture our attention and imagination, sometimes to the exclusion of more mundane but equally miraculous manifestations. Can a flight of birds, for instance, outshine a supermoon as happened on Cape Cod's Coast Guard Beach at 4:54 P. M. Monday? 

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