For what? For whom?

I have had the same questions for most of my conscious life. What is my purpose? What is my calling? How can I make a difference in the world? Divining my true purpose has always been a struggle.  But some decisions curtail other decisions.  E.g. a decision to have children, at the very least, delays […]

Awards, Designations and Miscellaneous

(This begins a series of posts in the “Relics of the Past” which will hopefully allow me to rid myself of more “stuff”.) I loved my job. Yet retiring wasn’t hard for me.  I’ve enjoyed  my life since I fired my clients and cancelled my office phone number.  But it took a lot of mental […]

Oh, the places you’ll go….*

Dear Son, That was a strange way for me to respond to your good news, wasn’t it?  I was being kind of silly and it didn’t come out well. Because it sounded as if I subscribe to the belief that who we are is defined by where we live.  And I don’t think I believe […]


Dear Daughter. I want to write this BEFORE you hear about your position. For me, who you are and what you are doesn’t depend on what you do for a living.  But since we are speaking of that… Is there nothing you can’t do?  No, there is nothing you can’t do.  So whether or not […]