Category Archives: A Word About

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A Word about Yogi

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A Word about Yogi “One of a kind” is a frequently-used term that is frequently used incorrectly.  Meaning, many of the people to whom the term is applied are not truly “one of a kind.” Yogi truly was! (Click on image for more information) Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra (May 12, 1925 – September 22, 2015) Some of us remember […]

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A Word about Routine (Boring) Behavior

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A Word about Routine (Boring) Behavior “So, Harold, what are you doing these days?” Alan was a friend I met at the Cooper Aerobics Center and had known for several years before he and his wife moved to California.  After living there for 5-6 years, they moved back, and he rejoined Cooper’s.   I responded to […]

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A Word about Self-Pity and Pain

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A Word about Self-Pity and Pain Today, I want to share an article by Michael Levin.  It was published January 27, 2018 on FoxNew.com   It was my first Boston Marathon, I was 46 years old, two miles from the top of Heartbreak Hill, and in one word, miserable. My left leg had locked up, […]

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A Word about Relationship Maintenance

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A Word about Relationship Maintenance You remember those days. I know you do, and so do I. The days when your relationship was new and fresh and exciting. The days when you could talk for hours, when you wanted to see each other all the time, and when you couldn’t keep your hands off each […]

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A Word about “Adulting”

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A Word about “Adulting” “Adulting is Hard”  I have mixed feelings about nouns being used as verbs, but I understand the sentiment.  I also enjoyed: In fact, any of us can accurately personalize the phrase. I can easily say, “Harolding is Hard.” So is “Daviding” and “Janing.” You get the point. Allow me three brief observations: […]

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A Word about Honking

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A Word about Honking Gridlock! Nobody was going anywhere. Looking ahead through the traffic, it was impossible to see the cause of the gridlock, whether it would continue for only a few minutes or if you would be there for hours! Regardless, one lady in the middle of the traffic jam was honking her horn […]

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A Word about Tipping

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A Word about Tipping She was sitting in my office a couple of years ago with a quizzical look on her face. She was a client. I had just scanned her credit card and handed her the ticket to sign. The way she was looking at it, I thought I had made a mistake with […]

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A Word about the Semicolon

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A Word about the Semicolon “I got a tattoo.” She is a client.  She has three grown children.  I have known her for many years and have had sessions with her and her family members off and on over that period of time.  She gave her consent for me to share her story with you. […]

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A Word about “Desert Pete”

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A Word about “Desert Pete” It was decades ago, and the group called themselves The Kingston Trio.  So, you are thinking, “The Who?”  And I am saying, “No, not ‘The Who,’ The Kingston Trio! Now pay attention!” I was a kid, of course, and I loved their music!  But I was especially impressed with a […]

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A Word about the Tom Watson Suite

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A Word about the Tom Watson Suite As Jack Paar (ask your grandparents) would say, “I kid you not!” Paar was the late-night talk show forerunner of Johnny Carson (ask your parents). It was several years ago on Valentine’s day weekend, and I decided to be a good husband! I booked dinner and a room […]

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