From the monthly archives: February 2017

So, I watched the Oscars with a friend last night.  As midnight here on the East Coast neared, it was time to reveal the winning film for the Best Picture category. Like a bizarre replay of the recent Miss Universe foible, the wrong film was announced as the winner.   A little time would reveal that […]

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Easter Monday

On February 23, 2017 By

I’m spending a few weeks in Sicily to do some writing…and enjoy springtime in the Mediterranean.  It’s a welcome relief after the East Coast winter.  

Yesterday I made an appointment for a mid-afternoon conference call on the Monday after Easter, and then realized I’d made a mistake.  Easter Monday in Sicily is […]

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Steve job’s decision to delay surgery for cancer and instead use alternative therapies fit his view of the world perfectly.  Steve was famously one of the ultimate control freaks in technology.  And Apple products have always reflected that–they tend to be closed boxes, rather hostile to user interventions.  How many companies could, at this late date, still […]

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Women: A Bulky Problem

On February 21, 2017 By

Addressing the notion of excessive muscle gain in women. Should you be worried about packing on too much mass?

While it’s not a common sight at most gyms, I’m sure you’ve seen women with big, bulky muscles. This is one of the reasons that has led many women to be wary of training with weights. […]

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Make sure you max out your 401(k). Fund your Roth IRA before the April 15th deadline. Remember that contributions to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are deductible. Withdrawals from 529 plans are tax-free when used for qualified expenses. With all the emphasis on tax advantaged accounts, you may have overlooked the importance of Leg Two of […]

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We had a wintry mix last week, and as I put on my boots, I thought, “I don’t want to fall.” “You sound old,” I said to myself. And then I thought, “Why does not wanting to fall make me old? I think it makes me smart.”

Risk-taking is highest in adolescents and tends to […]

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Some days you may feel like the long hours you spend chained to your desk are killing you. The fact is, sitting more than 3-4 hours a day takes valuable years off your life. Your desk job just may be killing you!

It’s time to get off your duff! Sitting is the kiss of death!


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The story behind Emery Blagdon’s The Healing Machine had captivated me even before I saw the installation in SAAM’s reimagined galleries for folk and self-taught art. I find myself coming back to it frequently, just staring into it, and wondering about the artist and his belief in the ability of his artwork […]

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The Wonder of Childhood

On February 2, 2017 By

Never forget the wonder of childhood. The more we remain childlike (not “childish”) – where we’re learning new things, exploring and growing – that’s how we stay healthy and make life interesting!

In childhood, we heard the admonition to “act our age.” But for the older adult, it’s time to reconsider. Acting our age is […]

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