Monthly Archives: March 2015

Finishing Is Its Own Reward

“I’ve found that there is always some beauty left–in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.” – Anne Frank Sometimes finishing is the best you can say about something you set out to do–like finishing a book you didn’t particularly … Continue reading

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Watching Clyde

“Treatment comes from outside of you; healing comes from within.” – Andrew Weil Jimmy, my firstborn, called the other day and asked if I could watch Clyde this weekend. I never pass up an opportunity to spend time with any … Continue reading

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All the World is a Stage

“How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard After two weeks on the movie set of Creed, the latest in the Rocky saga, I write with a fresh perspective, a view that … Continue reading

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Time to Live

“Any day you wake up on this side of the earth is a good day.” – unknown A friend of mine likes to say that any day he wakes on this side of the earth is a good day. Can’t argue … Continue reading

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Man Plans and God Laughs II

“Many plans and God laughs.” – anonymous Saturday morning is the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb in downtown Philadelphia. I started training with a group early this year in a high-rise office building in center city to prepare for the 100-floor Century climb. I would climb … Continue reading

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MaMa’s Big Full Life

“Man, I had a great life.” MaMa and PaPa Bear Thirty years ago this past January I stood at my Dad’s gravesite and told a crowd of family, friends and relatives a story that went something like this: “If Dad … Continue reading

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Do It For The Joy

“If you can do it for joy, you can do it forever.” – Steven King Steven King, the wildly successful author, is talking about writing when he talks about joy, but his observation leads to the question, “Why do you … Continue reading

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