We Need Audiences, Too!

In September of 2006, I had the privilege and pleasure to being an escort for Judy Collins. Yes, that Judy Collins. At the time, I was working for an organization that holds an annual conference. Each year the location is different and in 2006 the venue was San Diego. Judy Collins was a keynote speaker…

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Cold, Wet Shoes, and Self-Compassion

A friend recently opined in a public forum that people in general need to reassess their perspectives about complaining. Her position was based, in part, on so many of us in Connecticut bemoaning the particularly colder-than-usual and much, much snowier-than-usual winter we’re experiencing (and, to be fair, what the majority of the country has been…

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The Polarity of Life

My life, as yours, has its ups and downs. Needless to say, this is not going to be the lead story tonight on CNN, nor is it a BFO (Blazing Flash of the Obvious); it’s just a simple fact. The extreme positives and negatives of our day-to-day existence often merely reflect somewhat momentary glitches in…

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My Favorite Mistress

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~ Albert Einstein Of all my mistresses, I have always loved creativity best. We don’t see each other as often as we used to, certainly not as often as I wish we did, but when we get together we’re a very comfortable fit, as long-term lovers should be. We understand…

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