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I was reminded again recently, when you don’t know what to say; say nothing. Let quiet speak. We sat at a table and listened as a patient tearfully explained how hard things were for her, how her husband wasn’t listening, … Continue reading

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Ettie never told me that “My mission in life is not merely to survive; but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.”  (Maya Angelou).  But she had lived this… She thrived. … Continue reading

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I watched an old movie last week, Fiddler on the Roof. We all ask what is the fiddler doing up there?  Tevye, the main character says, “Every one of us is a fiddler on the roof, trying to scratch out a pleasant, … Continue reading

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This might be part two of what I learn from the professor of life.  I ask him today how he is doing. “ I’m dying.”  he replies. “Are you dying today?” I ask. “Well, I don’t think so.” and his … Continue reading

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