AHA!!!

Cartoon, Pea Brain

Sweet reader, I know, I know. It’s been a really long time. I’d like to talk about that first. When I first started posting this blog, I got some advice from a friend, the essence of which was: “If you want to get a lot of followers, you have to post very often – as […]

THE NEW 50??SERIOUSLY??!!

Who the F#&K are YOU??!!

    You’re KIDDING, right??   Unlike the other guy, click on this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/21/geraldo-rivera-shirtless-photo_n_3631053.html and of whom I am not a fan) – who is fancied by some, and by himself as a journalist, but here self-depicted as Narcissus 2013 – I believe that whether or not 70 is indeed “the new 50″ has to do […]

Who ARE These Guys??!!

2013 Guy

WHO ARE THESE GUYS??!! Dear Reader, Yeah, I know, it’s been a while. No “excuse” really. It’s not as though I haven’t been thinking about things (too much probably), but I reckon I’ve been in that place where, because I don’t know whether anyone actually reads this stuff, I figured: “why post your thoughts? It’s […]

On Letting Go…

Cartoon, Successful Man 1

“Real happiness doesn’t come from getting things. Real happiness comes from letting go”. (Pam Weiss) A year or two ago I was attending one of the regular Wednesday night SF Insight group classes led by Pam Weiss, my coaching – (and important spiritual) teacher. Have I ever mentioned in any of my posts that most […]

Happy? Who…ME??

Will It Make Me Happy?

 What is “happy” exactly? How will we ever know we have it, unless we understand what it means for us – for each one of us? What is the point of all this struggle, if, when we have it, we don’t even recognize it? Is this it? Is it something more? Is it something else? […]

Just Google It Already!

What Are You Waiting For? Just Google It Already!!

Last week, when leaving the SF Fine Arts Museum at the Legion of Honor, I passed yet again beneath this statue of Rodin’s “Thinker”. We all know this guy, forever thinking. He’s iconic, right? Only this time, I had this thought: What if Rodin had Google? Would this statue even exist? Would he have had […]

Gratitude – Basic Hygiene For the Heart

Now...this show? Actually WAS "awesome." THANK YOU!!

  Are current events getting to you? Getting you down? They are me. Just a few recent items: The “killers in high places” (as Leonard Cohen calls them) are still murdering their citizens; priests and football coaches are abusing their kids; the black rhino is now extinct; our “leaders” are arguing like children while our […]

Never Too Late

I didn't do anything real until I was 50

In the spring of 2002, I attended my daughter Julia’s graduation from Smith College in Northampton Mass.   Obviously, the best and biggest part of that memorable weekend was about our wonderful Julia – our happiness for and pride in her. Like most of her classmates, Julia was just shy of 22.   But there […]

Understanding the Rocks

Now THIS...is traffic

Crossing the street in Saigon and Hanoi (and doubtless many, many other Asian cities) is an act of faith and trust. Intersections with traffic lights are scarce, and so at some point you have to take a deep breath, and insert yourself into the flow of scooters, cars and buses coming at you from all […]

What you DO is NOT who you are

Successful Man 1

I love this little story. I think you will too: Keichu, (1640-1701) the great Zen teacher of the Meiji era was the head of Tofuku, an important temple in Kyoto. One day, Kitigaki, the governor of Kyoto decided to visit him, and announced himself by presenting his business card to Keichu’s attendant: KITIGAKI GOVERNOR OF […]