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Monthly Archives: December 2019


The Value of Time Tested Friends

In this post, I write about the character of the relationship I have with my long-lasting friends. At the end of this post, I offer a seven-point checklist detailing the main characteristics that are important to me.

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How Life Transitions Affect Us

Transitions may be traumatic. Throughout our lives, we are likely to navigate any number of significant changes. Some of my transitions were traumatic, and this post discusses how we might respond to them.

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Retirement re-calibration

At the age of 61, I retired from my work as a Church leader. My retirement was sudden though it had a long lead. Retiring after thirty years of leadership, I was utterly exhausted and in poor health. Since that crisis, I have had the opportunity to reflect on my work life and to consider what comes next. 

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The Mystery of Sleep

Falling asleep is one of my great joys. It starts with the readiness for rest, usually lying down and closing my eyes to permit myself to slip from this reality and into another. As I do, I soon begin to silently move from the awareness of my surroundings. Without any effort on my part, I find that I am drifting into another world.

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