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Drink the milk, but don’t kill the cow

“Tomate la leche, pero no mates la vaca.”                  Josephina Ramos                                                 “We make a living by what … Continue reading

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Things my Grandmother Taught Me

SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”                                                          Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)                                              “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”                                                                            Steve … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

INCONSEQUENTIAL “Do not let trifles disturb your tranquility of mind…Life is too precious to be sacrificed for the nonessential and transient…Ignore the inconsequential.”  Grenville Kleiser     (1868-1935) When I began writing this blog about a year ago I was looking to … Continue reading

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Daughters

MY SURROGATE SONS “Children make you a better everything. Daughters open up a whole different sensibility to you. When you have children, it focuses you on them as opposed to on yourself.”                   Andy Garcia (1956-Present) “To a father growing old … Continue reading

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A Dragonfly in Hand

MERE MORTAL GARDENERS “To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror, to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror.”      Frank Herbert (1920-1986) “When the game is over, the king and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Battle Never Fought

CHRISTMAS 1914: A TREE IN THE TRENCHES “We kill each other like this, coldly, because whatever does not touch the sphere of our own life does not exist…If I knew anything about that poor lad, if I could once hear … Continue reading

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