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Nancy Schess
Have You Set 2022 Goals?
Posted By : Nancy Schess

I am an annual goal setter.  I like the idea of planning and thinking through what the year might bring.  I set personal goals and professional ones.   Frankly, I often need to adjust my goals as the year progresses, but I’m really ok with that.  Long ago, I learned that it was healthy to cut myself some slack because just the process of thinking a

Rona Gura
Sugary Memories
Posted By : Rona Gura

I recently purchased a new “healthy” cereal. It depicts itself as healthy as it purports to be keto friendly, low in sugar, and high in protein. In reading the box I was intrigued to read, “Do you ever wonder why you grew up but your cereal didn’t?”   That question brought me straight back to childhood. My brother, sister, and I would often to come

Corey Bearak
Game on
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Major League Baseball owners’ non-sensical lockout of its players puts Spring Training in jeopardy; maybe even the season. With the school year calendar no longer an issue for my household, I entertained thoughts of attending Spring training to watch my team some. Of course Covid-19 and reports by friends in South Florida how seriously or not many

Mitch Tobol
Bumper stickers
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

Driving along Route 110 on my way to work I encountered a purple car with these bumper stickers.      I'm not sure if I should smile or be concerned.             

Fred Klein
Cafe’ Con Leche
Posted By : Fred Klein

Every weekday morning I get up bright and early and go to 5 Brothers (pictured) for the best coffee on the island served up by Pepe.   I wait my turn as the early bird (before 6:30 official opening time) regulars troop in for their daily dose of caffeine.  The regulars occupy the main bench next to the entrance and can be heard in their exuberant p

Benjamin Geizhals
Bane of Existence
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Our soon-to-be six years old grandson recently shared one of his greatest confidences.“The bane of my existence is that I don’t know what the bane of my existence is.”I wonder whether he was simply expressing that he didn’t know what “bane of existence” means or whether he was actually reflecting upon the concern foremost on his mind at the moment.

Rick Raymond
Why I Did a 10-Day Silent Retreat
Posted By : Rick Raymond

Early last month I drove to the Vipassana Meditation Center in Shelburne, Massachusetts to participate in a 10-day silent retreat. Vipassana is an ancient Buddhist tradition, often translated as "insight".   A major goal of the program is to develop your facility for equanimity - a mental calmness, composure, an evenness of temper in difficult situ

Nancy Schess
Finding the Care in Healthcare
Posted By : Nancy Schess

Mom had a cardiac procedure yesterday.  It was a super long exhausting day 10 hour day in the hospital starting early in the morning.  To put this out right up front, It was a fairly routine outpatient procedure and mom is fine (happily).  That’s not the point of my blog.   At every turn over the course of a long day, I kept coming back to the palp