Jan 21

2/3’s through January, with snow happening, likely to stay for awhile…..but the days are longer with light even if only a bit….so Springtime looms……”feels”…….much closer. Very much to my liking. Patience [ never a strong suit of mine] is required. It will surely arrive, if I’m ready

Dec 06

This phrase captures a general sense, that many people in my network now have, about the near future…..CD-19….more reflection, personally going on for individuals…..within groups re-enforcing each other…Will it really be a new mentality….totally different…. Well,…..new…and….. different… but not unlike the “Uncertaincy” always there in the future. Physical. Mental . AND, surely now ,spiritually…….. all integrated…. which few of us get well done.

We shall see. I believe we will likely be required to be more mature…..more “Grown Up”. Hmmmm ….. I thought I was already there!! And @ my age, it is, now, a vey big change. Far beyond Cape Cod. Well beyond Massachusetts. And the U.S.A. The whole World!! Welcome to the future as it unfolds….

Nov 05

A fabulous October , creeping well into November, validates my long standing personal belief that Fall is the best , usually, of the 4 seasons for me! Old Chicago memories smack of “Winter”, sooner. This is nicer. Wherever you are, I hope the same for you. Lots of leaves left, ready to fall, but full of color. No need to travel elsewhere. “Daylight Savings” soon will darken the late afternoons , somewhat, surely as we approach Thanksgiving, but wonderful to have these pleasant set of days here, to catch up…enjoying fully, ourselves, our home, and the entire Cape.

Special……..

Nov 01

Wow……. Like the old saying goes…”time flies…” Well hopefully, it’ll be a mild winter. Most have been since we moved here….now almost 18 years ago. Interestingly, we have a trip scheduled to Chicago, in January?!?!?! Hopefully a fun one….to a grandson’s wedding. Will report here on the event

Oct 25

The colors are quite attractive here…. no need to travel much north for “leaf peeping”. Fall was/is my favorite season. If you press it too much, the message becomes a less enjoyable activity, from enjoying, to preparing cold/ice ,perhaps of coming months. Well… why let it turn to anything that might be negative……Isn’t it within our power to face each change with chosen happiness, rather than any worried anxiety. Here on the Cape, Winter is hardly ever as burdensome as it was in Chicago

Why not enjoy both….????. Check this blog stream in a few months to get my perspective then!!!

Sep 29

I have been reviewing mu own individual development plan………..incorporating a good deal from Garry Kasparov’s’ book [ referenced below]. Many lessons . Am reading it for the third time… more slowly….meditatively……..Very useful…. [ for years I assumed my speed allowed me to skim/summarize simultaneously…… of course now in hindsight,,,, missing a lot!……….it turns out.

I need, first to develop a great deal more patience and humility…even first. What Garry must have used, to get to be world chess champ @ 22! Normal business requires both now , I believe, not just chess. Though that’s a start!! My creeping progress on this quest is reflected in the “Blogs” recorded below, independently over the last 1/2 year. With more to come………here….throughout the 7th phase of my Life!

Sep 12

Expressed in numbers = 15%, 35%, 25%, 25%. Age has it’s own pace….useless to try to change it…………. simply be aware, Especially of others’ feelings, i.e. empathy. Garry’s recent book “Deep Thinking” leads into spirituality. Both, I believe, are more important than I ever practiced or was aware of, in my younger days. However I’m happy to have focused via these ratios now!!

Sep 11

In forethinking my next birthday, 5/7/2022, [my 88th], I am clear that I’ve aged a bit physically this last year or so……… Perhaps some mentally…..just not openly aware of it……….. Surely seems quite good…feels like I have more wisdom, and experience to call upon. Which is fulfilling. Perhaps more than ever before! Will it morph on to Spiritual? And Social? , I’ve decided to work on maintaining all four……..for sure capitalizing on my current mental, and possible Spiritual growth, the last of which has been somewhat passed over in importance. Am re-reading Garry Kasparov’s book,[paperback ISBN 978-1-473-65351-1] more carefully, to facilitate this goal .And expect to blog more about that, here, as part of my website.

Sep 10

As you likely know, Garry Kasparov was the World Champion Chess Player, @ age 22. and accepted a challenge match from a design team @ IBM. He won decisively and of course was challenged again, with a suitable pause for press coverage and design refocus. Gary’s book published in 2017,gives a fascinating review of the two matches, He lost the second, which turned to be all that many people remembered ?!?!!!! …… and he makes the forever point that the game isn’t “Man Versus Machine” but will be, always was, “Man With Machine”………!!! That’s a part of all our futures!!!

Sep 10

In a blog, on 9/20/2019 entitled “Time [ or more explicitly “Its use”]”,I wrote some thoughts on this perspective….believing that the two are always linked…sometimes for some of us……..A LOT!! It’s worth the time/energy to review that. AND to bring into close integration with each other, many of the recent blogs, below…..Garry Kasparov’s book “Deep Thinking”……… the fundamentals of “Chess”………my own personal development plan…. I’ll briefly cover each to help cement in place, that base……..as the main focus of much of my comments…………

Sep 05

I’m paying attention more recently, to reviewing my entire website.

So it reflects my latest perspectives, @ this stage of my life……….influenced in part by Garry Kasparov’s book “Deep Thinking”, in which he covers his two chess matches, as the World Champion versus IBM’s computer program, generated by many over time

Lessons for us all, I believe, for the future of our lives….certainly for mine, in it’s 7th phase.. the last and best which is in part referenced, in recent blogs here

Aug 26

I’ve begun to review my entire website. Mostly it just grew, over the years, however was needed…… no real plan, nor strategy. Why not? I always believed I was a planner of the best kind, for myself….and family. But….a long term view now clearly suggests I have been focused on current “working” needs/ opportunities…of traditional sorts. Understandable.

I’ll begin my 88th year on my 5/7/2021 birthday. Perhaps time to focus much more extensively an a specific counseling version….sharing my experience and wisdom as useful to younger clients. Actually that has been happening from just before the beginning of CD-19, c.18 months ago. For sometime I have been less “transaction oriented”…… sharing a dialogue of “deeper thinking”, which is more needed, and very much less available in a fully trusted mode to most executive leaders. It’s exactly what I provide…….. And………what shapes the remining time of my business organization focus these next several years

So as I age it seems, some of the characteristics of time and aging, often overlap. Not always, but often enough to warrant expression here on this site

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