Monthly Archives: August 2014

Glazing Windows and Bow Ties and Longwood Gardens

One of the joys of blogging is writing about anything I am thinking about, and right now that is re-glazing windows. If you think this is something you will never have to do, be thankful and move on to something … Continue reading

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Lucid Dreaming

“Sharpen Your Dream Skills—Tips For Lucid Dreaming” by Shirley S. Wang. The Wall Street Journal, 8/12/2014 “Lucid dreaming” is a new term, but an old concept. It means a dream where you realize you are dreaming, and was first mentioned … Continue reading

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Robin Williams

We are learning that a career as a comedian can be just as dangerous as that of a football player, and just as football players are screened for concussions, perhaps comedians should be screened for depression. We all know happy … Continue reading

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Wang or Wong?

Conversations with an American couple of Chinese descent with the last name of “Wang” confirmed my understanding of the pronunciation, but I am certainly no authority, so take this with a grain of salt. China has always relied on written … Continue reading

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Harry and Tonto, the Movie

This is the story of an elderly man, Harry, traveling across the country with Tonto, his equally elderly cat. It is about learning to accept—and even enjoy—life’s inevitable changes. It is my all-time favorite movie and one of Art Carney’s … Continue reading

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The Drowning Process

When I was teaching Red Cross Lifeguarding, and its predecessor, the more general Lifesaving course, I added a description of the full drowning process so the students would be clear about just what we were trying to prevent. The official … Continue reading

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