From the monthly archives: December 2015

While my children are barely old enough to hold a job (other then summer camp counselor) I am often asked by clients how to manage requests from their adult children for money.  Some parents always say yes and their children are accustomed to the supplemental funds. Other parents would never dream of it and deny all […]

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The Rightsized Wreath

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The origin of the wreath is thousands of years old and derives from when people gathered evergreens during winter as a sign of spring and rebirth.

Recycling — turning used materials into new products — is a kind of rebirth as well. So it makes sense to marry these two concepts. […]

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Five Georgia O’Keeffe paintings in the current exhibition, Cross Currents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Art Collection, create a mini exhibition in themselves. Beautifully rendered in her undeniable palette, they are naturescapes or deeply realized meditations on the natural world. Even when the scene is a window ledge in Manhattan with […]

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I have been leading Inventure Expedition “walking safaris” in Tanzania, East Africa for three decades.  With my guide friend and partner, Daudi Peterson, we were able to initiate contact with the Hadza hunter-gatherers in the early 1990’s.  And, we’ve built a lasting relationship ever since.

Daudi has written the book, Hadzabe, By the Light […]

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Late last week I visited the CEDIA conference–a long-time gathering of “custom integrators”–the professionals who, traditionally, installed high-end whole-house audio-video systems.  Think home theaters with huge screens, floor-shaking sound, custom leather seats and a popcorn cart.  But over recent years, CEDIA members have increasingly found themselves also installing smart homes.  And this year, their conference, […]

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“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”                                             […]

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As a fitness professional and athlete, one of the most difficult things I’ve had to go through was an injury that required surgery…and a lot more.

Injuries can occur from a sudden instance or from something repeated over time. Injuries don’t just hurt you physically; the mental and emotional stress, and even financial burden, […]

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