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Sins of Omission

About a month ago I got an email from my brokerage firm thanking me for my recent trade. Puzzled, because I hadn’t made a trade, and a little concerned that someone was messing with my account, I called. A pleasant and helpful person on the phone reviewed my account and reported that nothing was amiss. Assured, I dismissed the matter. Continue reading

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Can I Hear You?

I’ve had to do a lot of listening in the past month, and it hasn’t always been easy. In this case, I use the word listening to mean those situations where the other person is engaged in a long monologue, and I’m the lone listener.

small Joshua tree in the desert against a crisp blue sky

A resolute Joshua Tree perseveres in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park

Sometimes, it’s not a conversation because the person is retelling something from the past. Or sharing something from the present that is painful. Or simply talking out of a desire to connect with another, with me. Continue reading

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Three on My Bucket List – Up, Up and Away!

Do you have a bucket list? Today I cross three of them off my list. It is fitting that my first blog post should be about another new experience. As a belated birthday present to myself, later today I will take my first hot

Up, Up and Away LifeisHOTBlog, 3 hot air balloons aloftair balloon ride. We’re leaving from a central New Jersey location about an hour from my home. We’ll go where the wind takes us.  I hope we soar high and sail over interesting terrain. I hope I  remember to take a few photos. Continue reading

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