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“Fun”

“Fun” Whenever I really had fun, I hadn’t sought it and never called it that.  What times am I thinking of? There was the time a select group of us young colleagues, who were fired for resisting the powers that … Continue reading

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“Loyalty”

“Loyalty” For a good many years I had a close woman friend.  She was also a colleague, thus for me among the most cherished of life’s treasures.  We were very different types, almost polar opposites in our ways of responding … Continue reading

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“Success”

“Success”  When I was about twenty-five, I said to a friend, “I thought, when I’d be twenty- five, I’d be at least wonderful.  But I’m not.” What did I mean by “at least wonderful”?  I think it meant, at home … Continue reading

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“Authenticity”

“Authenticity” Today I was talking long-distance to my friend Sally in Maine and mentioned that I wanted to write something on “authenticity.”  (Sally and I are lifelong friends.)  Her comment?  “Authenticity is staying friends over a lifetime.” Why was that … Continue reading

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