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Watching Handmaid’s Tale on a rainy afternoon. Praise be. Adam Grant recently wrote an article about languishing (NYT April 19, 2021) It wasn’t burnout — we still had energy. It wasn’t depression — we didn’t feel hopeless. We just felt somewhat joyless and aimless. It turns out there’s a name for that: languishing. Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your… Read More

I was raised by a mother who thought god was great and a father who thought the forest was great. I was educated in a system that sought to teach me America was great. I’m now an elder and have long been disabused of the notion of god’s or america’s greatness—dad was right, walking in the woods is as close as any of us will ever get to what’s true and valuable… Read More

Like the majority of voters this year, I did NOT vote for the shyster who, thanks to a flawed institution called the electoral college, is about to become the American president. In fact I abhor the person who won. Unfortunately I do not have the means nor the authority to move my entire extended family to a more compatible environment/country/region. Besides if I did, I’d still have to fear American presidential irrationality,… Read More