Gone Fishing: Zen where you Can

For the past three years I have been talking about and practicing mindfulness and meditation. Sally and I both practice transcendental meditation every morning and evening for 20 minutes each time. We are both as busy as can be in our life and work and it’s been amazing how naturally we have been able to…

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Too Many Jobs!

Greetings to anyone out there who either knows or suspect that you have Attention Deficit problems – even if you don’t know it’s the full blown disorder! I certainly cope with this challenge. It affects me in a lot of small ways that are typical of the problem. Routine sensory stimulus always draws my attention.…

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Myopia & Hyperopia: Corrective Vision

Saturday, July 16, 2016 In preparing for a recent talk I was reminded of an idea from my eye exam. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was a kid. At first it was just for reading, but then in my late twenties I started wearing them all the time. I’m embarrassed to say that I…

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Psychopaths & the Power of the Human Imagination

The human imagination seems to know no bounds. Our creative energy and capacity is awesome and always looking for expression. We see its evidence all around us, in both dramatic and subtle expressions. Artwork, structures, design and decor all flood us with wonder about what the species can do. And then there is, of course, the staggering…

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The Great, Nervous Pause

Thursday, July 14, 2016 It feels to me that most of us are holding our breath awaiting developments that will determine the direction, perhaps even the stability, of the country. If you count yourself among the passionate – vehemently for or against a candidate, I suspect you are engaged throughout your days with media, social…

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A Talk with Comedian Scott Blakeman!

For over a decade my nightly home was the comic strip comedy club in New York City on the upper East side of Manhattan. This legendary venue was the home of comedians Eddie Murphy, Paul Reiser, Jerry Seinfeld, and dozens of other comedy stars. And for all of those just named on to become famous…

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