Good Manners and Forks

Good manners is much more than knowing what fork to use. Good manners is listening to the other person and showing them respect.

Based on a comment during an interview with George Will

Facts versus Opinions

“You’re entitled to your own opinions. You’re not entitled to your own facts.”

Daniel Patrick Moynihan


Free at Last – Spontaneous Piano Meditation

John Bartels

Playing and recording the music as it automatically emerges for the first time with no score, while meditating.

How to navigate Impossible Conversations

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Do you have difficulty having conversations with people who strongly disagree with you? There are plenty of subjects these days that lead to very unpleasant arguments. I don’t have to tell you what these subjects are.

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Questions to think about (3): Love now

“One day, you are going to hug your last hug, kiss your last kiss and hear someone’s voice for the last time, but you never know when the last time will be. Live every day as if it were the last time you will be with the person you love.”

Does this quote speak to you? Is the message prompting you to do something, right now?

Author of quote unknown to me

Questions to think about (1): Living the agenda of others

Is it ok to live out someone else’s life at the expense of your own life? Does this make you a doormat? Does this make you a good person? Is this in the best interests of the person whose agenda you serve? Whose agenda are you living right now? Is it your agenda or someone else’s agenda? Do these questions disturb you? Why?