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Mark Twain on dogs


I got some great publicity and had fun!

I appeared on the Huff Post Third Metric explaining how getting fired for the first time in my life ten years ago, showed me the amazing value of listening to my own inner wisdom.

It’s short and sweetGo view it here!

Finally someone is writing about the advantages of being different, instead of the same old, same old.

A tiny piece of my mind about this “government shutdown.”  Don’t negotiate with terrorists!

When accused in a book review of being a “Debbie Downer” for reviewing the research and stating the facts about boomer reality, how could I not respond?

After over fifty years of it, what is all of this commercialism doing to our brains???

I got tired of people asking me why I do what I do..  here’s the scoop!

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it.  Leo Rosten

I had a GREAT TIME watching this PBS special last night.  Don’t miss the music we grew up on, and where it all came from…

I especially enjoyed one comment by Cheech of Cheech and Chong when they were discussing how the use of marijuana had impacted the development of the music of the 1960s and 70s.

He said, “We took a few hits and then said, ‘I wonder what ELSE they’ve been lying about!'”

“Try not to take death so seriously… think of it as a great way to save on your monthly expenses!”

“I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.”

“In 100 pages, with an intriguing bibliography, this is a quick but comprehensive overview of our generation at this moment in the 21st century.  Carter’s telling is at once realistic and optimistic—and her own story is living proof. 

‘Why did I write this book?’ she asks in her prologue, and then answers with a quote from Joan Baez:  ‘Action is the greatest antidote to despair.’ 

Carter never looks at our generation through rosy glasses.  Her even- handed reporting and clear and compassionate writing help me understand the challenges and opportunities we all face.  Thank you.”               – Carrie Tuhy

Find Your Reason to Be Here: The Search For Meaning in Midlife is where I share what I have learned from years of research into the psychological legacy of boomers, where the idea of ‘midlife’ came from, and how boomers can make the most of this unique new stage of emotional development. I feel it is the best I have ever produced.

To learn more about mastering difficult life transitions you might enjoy my book: Midlife Magic: Becoming The Person You Are Inside!   To find a new faith in love try: How to Believe In Love Again.