Purpose

I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year celebration. I did not send a Monday Musing on Christmas Day. I hope you were as blessed as I was that weekend and had better things to do than read something from me. Before Christmas, I was...
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On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living—that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.1 —Henry David Thoreau May 22, 2010, seven years ago today, my friend took...
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Schopenhauer wrote: “If you accustom yourself to this view of life you will regulate your expectations accordingly, and cease to look upon all its disagreeable incidents, great and small, its sufferings, its worries, its misery, as anything unusual or irregular; nay, you will find that everything is as it should be, in a world where...
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