Category Archives: Just wondering

A day in the life of a hummingbird

Time to take a break from serious topics, for a day at least; I don’t want to wear you out with an overdose of angst. Instead, today I’m reblogging a lovely piece written by a male hummingbird (well, actually by … Continue reading

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A ‘new normal’? It all depends what we want out of life

The question about what is most important in life is a very, very old one, and the answers never converge on universal agreement. It appears that this is not likely to change as the world navigates the challenges of a … Continue reading

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Playing 20 questions … or just 11

Last week I was surprised and pleased to be nominated for a blogging award by a fellow blogger, Joyce Hopewell, in the UK. I very much enjoy her blog posts at Eyes in the Back of my Head, in which … Continue reading

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How do we determine what makes a good life? Just ask the Seven Grandfathers

The philosophy group I belong to (which has been meeting successfully by Zoom the past several weeks) is in the process of considering what topic we’ll explore when we reconvene in the fall. We seem to be choosing between the … Continue reading

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COVID-19 has brought us a day of reckoning; how will we respond?

As we think about what our world – our individual countries and communities – might look like when this pandemic is finally fully in check, we find ourselves with options. We can work hard to get things back to being … Continue reading

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A message of hope for a world in need

This weekend brings messages of hope in several significant ways, including the messages of hope offered by Easter and Passover for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Even though self-isolation means no gathering in churches and synagogues and … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Happiness Day in the time of COVID-19

Today, March 20, is World Happiness Day. March 20 has been recognized as International Day of Happiness since first being introduced in 2006, and was endorsed by the United Nations in 2012 when they adopted Bhutan’s concept of Gross National … Continue reading

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The perfect activity when self-isolating with your kids – World Speech Day!

With input from Wikipedia I don’t know about you, but I had never heard of World Speech Day until a few weeks ago. I love this idea. World Speech Day takes place annually on or about March 15, celebrating speeches … Continue reading

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