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Blessed are the Creatives

Blessed are the Creatives, the artists, poets, musicians and writers. Obviously, “blessed” does not mean the same thing as financially rewarded, but then I never met a Creative who would trade creativity for whatever skills, say, an accountant needs. Patience? Love of detail? Pleasure in perfect sums? Yesterday I was playing with paintings I made … Continue reading

Does thinking burn calories?

How is your week going? Good, I hope. 🙂 Does thinking burn calories? Is it true that we are getting dumber? And could thinking therefore make us both smarter and  skinnier? When I asked Google, it said: “While a brain takes up about twenty percent, or 300, of a resting body’s 1300 calories a day, and while … Continue reading

I Wanna Go Where Everybody Knows My Name

You may remember the TV show “Cheers,” whose theme song contained the line, “I wanna go where everybody knows my name.” Of course we want to go to such a place. And imagine if, when we walk in, everybody jumps up in joy because we have arrived. Well, that doesn’t happen very often, except maybe … Continue reading

What a Difference Love Makes

The last time I visited my seven year-old grand daughter Madeline, she dragged me into her room, as usual, so we could swap secrets. She pulled out a little photo album I had given her with excerpts from my (then) unfinished book, The Magic Barn. “I take this out all the time and look at … Continue reading