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Thanksgiving Monkey Business

What a state of affairs - the impending cold winter, covid, computer hell, loneliness, unemployment - so many negative possibilities for us to focus our attention on. As the saying goes, what you focus on...

Acceptance: The Miracle Drug for Suffering (Even Though It Still Sucks)

"So remember this principle when something threatens to cause you pain: the thing itself was no misfortune at all; to endure it and prevail is great good fortune…"  Marcus Aurelius Here in Minnesota it’s cloudy,...

Dopamine Projects To Weather the Dark Winter

The last 5 days in Minnesota have been very gray and cold. There was a winter snow storm that blanketed us with a 5 inch layer of white down that quickly turned into alternating mush...

Begin Again

Two weeks ago our family drove up to northern Minnesota to attend a wedding of Kristina, a young woman who grew up in our neighborhood and who is to this day a very close friend...

How to Weather the Winter Weather Until the Covid Solstice in the Spring

As I was making coffee last Monday morning I absolutely could not remember if it was Sunday or Monday. I stood there watching the coffee dribble into the pot totally stumped. I had to pull...

One Thing To Do, Sometimes, When Things Are Tough

Last week my daughter Maya and I drove to NYC to move her out of her apartment. She moved to Manhattan over a year ago with the excitement and anxiousness that any young person would...

How to Reverse a Blow Out

Have you had any blow outs recently? With yourself, something, or someone? Not the ones where you go into a hair salon and have them blow out your hair (which you can’t do now anyway)....

Potentially Problematic Pandemic Peevishness

I have a Miele dishwasher. Who gives a shit you might be thinking. Or you could be thinking what a fool I am for spending so much money on a dishwasher (I would be in...

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