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Finding joy in life and death

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer – or any other major illness – is a life-changing event no matter what our age. I’ve been quiet on this blog for a while because 6-7 weeks ago, after a routine colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. Coming events do sometimes cast their shadow, I believe, though of […]

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My new book “bright and insightful,” says Ken Wilber

I’m very happy to announce that my new book, The Secret Promise of Aging: Finding Meaning, Joy and Inner Peace as Years Fly By, has been published in print and Kindle versions at Amazon. The book has already earned high praise from best-selling authors like Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision, Sharon Salzberg, author […]

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It won’t be long now!

I feel embarrassed that I haven’t written a new post for quite a while. Two things have been going on. First of all, I did finally finish my new book, which makes me very happy indeed. But along with that, something else transpired. I’ve been feeling very tired the last two or three weeks. I […]

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There is always a way through

I sat down at my computer this sunny morning in Colorado – where floods have brought such havoc – to write a new post if possible. I’m sorry it has been several days since my last offering. I’ve been busy getting my new book on the “secret promise” of aging ready for publishing. My target date for […]

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Are you feeling disillusioned with life?

Are you feeling a bit disillusioned with life? Is there a feeling somewhere deep inside you that life is too difficult and there is no real meaning or purpose to it? I have discovered, like many people, that it can be a wonderful thing to come face-to-face with disillusionment or despair. Our challenges can be […]

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In God’s good time

  If you want to bring some extra pain into your life, insist that some particular project or process in which you are engaged must be finished by such and such a time. On the other hand, if you would like to experience more peace in your life, take a look at this tendency bred […]

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Seeing money with new eyes

I’m so thankful for the privilege of aging. It’s giving me time to change my mind about money. I have to tell you it’s a change that is long overdue. So here’s what’s going on. I have an old, well-used, hard-working, sometimes under-appreciated dollar bill laid out in front of me on my desk, kind […]

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Trayvon Martin’s life not in vain

Something good will come from Trayvon Martin’s life. His sad, lonely death will not be in vain. A spotlight has been shone on an area that surely needs more light. Whatever the rights or wrongs of the Zimmerman trial, it has stimulated and will continue to stimulate – perhaps for a long time — a deeper, […]

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Some things we can learn from Nature

Our wild bunny came home late yesterday. He – or is it she? – lives under the big blue spruce tree outside our front door and likes to take off every now and again, so that we don’t see him for three weeks or so at a time. JoAnn likes to think he is busy […]

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It’s never too late to heal old wounds

Editor’s note:  I had a mishap with my blog and lost some recent posts. Oh dear, and I was so proud of them too. I didn’t mean to break my mother’s heart when I left England as a young man to go to Canada. But I know now that I did break my mother’s heart. I also deeply […]

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Be thankful for your body

I can’t help but be aware, as another birthday approaches, of the changes transpiring in this physical body that has been my home for more than 80 years. Goodness, is it my imagination? The font that I like to use to compose my posts appears smaller to me today than usual but that can’t really […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Dream

It’s never too late to live your dream and create a new future for yourself. As long as you are here, as long as you are still breathing, it doesn’t really matter what your age is – the dream that you brought with you when you came into the world is calling to you still, […]

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Invitation to Joy

“Most of all, we can decide to walk gently through this last great stage of life when everything begins to come together for us, to make sense, to have new meaning. We can simply sit and watch a sunset, since we are not rushing home through traffic as the sun goes down.” – Joan Chittister, […]

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The power of a declaration

In his cool book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker makes an interesting distinction between an affirmation and a declaration. An affirmation, he points out, states that a goal we wish to achieve is already happening – a notion that our mind may resist. “This is BS,” a voice in our head may mutter. […]

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Only one thing stands between you and your dream

Only one thing stands between you and the beautiful fulfillment that is your true destiny. It’s the toxic belief, inhaled from the very atmosphere around you when you were a child, that you are somehow flawed and imperfect. The world got its hooks into you at an early age, a very early age, and there was nothing […]

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