Category: Friends

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Drop Me a Line

Keeping track of which method of communication people prefer is really difficult.  We are awash with choices. Individually, each is wonderful and enhanced by modern technology. Collectively, they are a problem. Person A doesn’t like making phone calls because it always seems to be an intrusion on friends and […]

http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-health/2014/08/18/encouraging-walking-through-changing-our-surroundings/

Carless in California

I am, unexpectedly, undergoing a social experiment. I am living in California without a car. “What utter madness!” I hear you cry. But, it’s true. And, it’s by choice…kind of. When I returned here on New Year’s Eve, I expected to be buying or leasing a car within […]

A Spirited Discussion

People talk about the human spirit all the time as though we all know what the spirit is and what the word means, but no one actually defines it in any useful way. The dictionary makes attempts, and Dictionary.com has thirty-one different takes on it, but they all boil down […]

http://ideas.time.com/2013/03/08/why-insults-hurt-and-why-they-shouldnt/

Snark

Nothing prepares us for long illnesses or for dying. All the skills and strengths we have built up are stripped away, and we are left without most of the things that brought us fulfilment and pride. Instead, we are dependent upon others, and we wish it wasn’t so. […]