These chairs are always more comfortable than they look. But they become harder to get out of as "they" get older.
Why bother trying to put into words the beauty of summer mornings around the lake. ©2019 Donn Poll USA
Richard Avedon and my grandfather had very little in common. Except in the 1960s they each snapped photos that still hold my imagination (below). Snapped, in the case of Avedon, might not be the best term. But Grandpa’s is a snapshot. (Avedon (1923-2004) was a famed photographer and my grandpa (1901-1996) was a nondenominational minister.) … Continue reading My grandfather and Richard Avedon
Other peoples’ babies get us thinking. Thinking how happy we are not to be changing diapers. Also how amazing it is to be a little human being. A baby’s main job is to learn; to discover their toes, wiggle and squirm, grab and drop toys, hear the sound of their own gurgle, pull themselves up … Continue reading The difference between babies and baby boomers? Choice.
We’ve heard it: “If you do what you did, you will get what you got.” So after 50 years, what if we do need to get something else? That’s a long time to get comfy with patterns and grooves — some probably not so groovy. Something’s gotta change. You’re probably not going to start liking … Continue reading Out of the old groove to get groovy
“The irony is,” says the guy at the bar (that same bar), “I’m that rare individual who really could have handled success.” Indeed. Then there’s the guy in the Rolls Royce documentary who was taking his impressive belly for a ride in his new Rolly after winning the lottery. I guess you have to consider … Continue reading Is success happiness? Or a Rolly?
Notice I am not sitting on the bench. I walk by it most days, but I have places to go. Of course, the lake is round, generally. And if I keep walking I go round and round. So it's time, as my leaves start to turn, to get serious about a clear direction; clarifying goals … Continue reading Keep moving (but not in circles)