Monthly Archives: August 2011

It’s Only Paper

CONFESSIONS OF A FINANCIAL ADVISOR             Forty years is a long time or a short time, depending on your perspective.  For example, if you’re talking about your work, career, job, employment, occupation, profession—it’s a long time.  If, on the other … Continue reading

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Body Ink – Revisiting the Obama Presidency

THE TATTOO       I  got a tattoo two years ago in November, 2009.     I think it’s beautiful. It’s an elaborate cursive “T” in the standard bluish-green tattoo ink used by first-time tattoo getters. It originally stood for Teresa, my life partner … Continue reading

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Of Faith and Hope

PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVER   “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” —Hebrews, Chapter XI, Verse 1               Whenever I speak on social justice issues, or, more likely now, do readings … Continue reading

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READINGS               Dame Daphne du Maurier, the English author and playwright, decries our infatuation with literary public readings by writers, noting that “writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.”             She makes a good point, although I … Continue reading

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Canterbury Road

CANTERBURY ROAD               My first impression of the house at 2501 Canterbury Road was of a Tara set from the movie Gone With the Wind.  The four very tall, thin, and grayish-white wooden columns on the front of the … Continue reading

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