Aug 3 2023

The Epidemic of Loneliness

The Epidemic of Loneliness Apparently, loneliness is now considered an “epidemic” – at least in the news and in scientific reports. So this state is on my mind – but let me make it very clear that I am not lonely. No, in fact just the opposite. My life is blessed with friends and family,…
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Jun 20 2023

We’re All In This Together

We’re All In This Together This past week I went to one of my favorite mountain destinations south of Charlottesville, Virginia: Wintergreen Resort on top of Afton Mountain. Filled with skiers in wintertime … but in the summer, you name it! Hiking, tennis, swimming, ziplining … and, of course, lots of restaurants to enjoy up…
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May 2 2023

Solving Problems by Walking … or, Here’s Another Idea

Solving Problems by Walking … or, Here’s Another Idea A few weeks back, another op-ed piece appeared in The New York Times that caught my eye. Andrew McCarthy wrote “Whatever the Problem, It’s Probably Solved by Walking” (March 26, 2023). I know, I know: I’ve blogged about walking before, but as I’ve said, David and…
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Mar 23 2023

We Need Each Other — at Work, at Play, in Every Way — to be Fully Human

We Need Each Other – at Work, at Play, in Every Way – to be Fully Human I’ve noticed recently a spate of articles appearing in newspapers and magazines about our need for other humans in our lives – from our workspaces to our social lives generally – articles about our interdependence as a species,…
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Feb 11 2023

Looking for Paradise

Looking for Paradise The name of an old friend, Pico Iyer, appeared in the byline of an op-ed titled “The Trouble With Paradise” in the Sunday, Jan. 15 edition of The New York Times. Not actually a personal friend, Iyer is someone who inspired me greatly in a book he published a few years back:…
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