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(Today in society truth no longer is relevant, lies are more precious. Lies are more appreciated while being real makes you hated. Now which one am I? 393 more words


“Retired, Not Dead” Turns 100!  My Ten Favorite Posts: A Retrospective

It never occurred to me that if I just kept writing, I would end up publishing 100 articles in this blog, but this entry will be #100.  698 more words


#WeekendCoffeeShare: Thinking Happy Thoughts

If we were having coffee I’d tell you I’m starting over again, brick by tiny brick. This last year has been a difficult one for both of us: we’ve had to weather some extreme storms and it feels like we’re only just now coming out the other side, but not altogether unscathed. 476 more words

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Some things on my mind this friday.

Really love this wool shirt from Calvin Klein and would love to wear it together with my oversized denims from Levis this fall. 41 more words

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Self Improvement? Do I Have To? Can It Wait Until Tomorrow?

I hate the idea of dieting almost as much as I hate the suggestion that I read a self-improvement book.  It’s not that I don’t need to lose a few pounds, or that I couldn’t learn somethings about my better self through the words of others.  765 more words


On My Mind: Recovery

We’ve hit that midpoint of the week again and that means it’s time for me to give you another healthy dose of what’s On My Mind. 281 more words


End of an era . . .

One of the most satisfying periods of my working life was setting up and managing the Office for Program Planning and Coordination (DPPC, later to become Program Planning and Communications) at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) from May 2001 until my retirement in April 2010. 3,282 more words

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