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Free Thinking

Live As You Choose and Think Independently

The other day I threw out my college diploma that was in storage. I threw out everything I had in storage. The last objects left in my life. A friend asked me, "You worked hard for that diploma...

Free Thinking

Please Don’t Feed the Bears…on Wall Street

The financial outlook is rosy from Washington to Wall Street, and for good reason. For nearly eight consecutive years the U.S. economy has beaten the pants off of other leading nations – and...

Free Thinking

The Homework Assignment That Will Change Your Life

Typically, we take the common blessings of life – health, shelter, food, and friendship – for granted. Ironically, gratitude arrives only after these are impaired or taken away from us...

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How the Little People Woke the Sleeping Giant

New York lawmakers this month took the extraordinary step of making it illegal for most people to even advertise an Airbnb rental. That’s not just an attack on the shared economy...

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Your Own Insight is Your Best Guide

How Exciting! Beware when you hear, or think, these words. We need in-sights to make good decisions, not ex-cites. We each need to determine how we live our own individual lives...

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What Will You Do when You Escape the Rat Race?

Walden is the idyllic lakeside woodland that Henry David Thoreau retreated to in 1845 for a simpler life. Sometimes, I wonder how complicated...

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The Power of Being Small and Focused

Airlines often give long or important flights small numbers. Pan Am’s greatest routes were the two around the world flights Pan Am 1 and Pan Am 2. The piddly flight we take on Delta from...

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Chelsea, Sushi, and Tickets for Cirque du Soleil

On my last visit to New York City – a place I love dearly – I decided I wanted to stay in the heart of the action, Manhattan. You could say I have a sense of style and taste that go well beyond...

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Enjoy a Boss-Free Life…Earn an Independent Income

When oil company Shell International asked its employee, Charles Handy, to relocate to Liberia, he decided enough was enough. He had been with the company for 10 years, working in London...