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A Well Run Life

Jul 25, 2019

My Mom is Italian and my Dad is Irish.


I am in the immigrant cycle of Americans where the immigrants were passing in the first 10 years of my life.


Those born in this country primarily identified with their country origin.


As a kid - When I was with my Dad's side  - I was Irish.


When I was with my Mom's side - I...

Jul 20, 2019

It was a big week in our family. 


I have a new niece as of last week.


My brother-in-law and his wife added a perfect little cutie-pie to the family. Mother and baby are happy and healthy. And we are so happy to have the new one.


I am rarely accused of being relaxed or calm. Even in repose, I am thinking of what...

Jul 12, 2019

I am not saying I am competitive, but I was 48 when it happened.


He was 50.


By “it” – I mean having to buy reading glasses.


By “him” – I mean my Dad.


The optometrist handled me well. I told him that I was there to confirm I did not need glasses. 


He appropriately and politely ignored me while...

Jul 8, 2019

The ocean brings me peace in a way no other place can –


In the waves of the Southern California Pacific Ocean I feel divine generosity and a safe smallness.


Salt water and the oxygenated white foam always wash away fatigue and move me towards an awareness of my body that I can’t get on land.


I am suspended.