Temporarily-abled

I was once on a book tour and my guide realized we were late for a radio show. He asked if I minded to take a short cut through a parking garage. I didn’t. After entering the garage, he exclaimed,…

Change as Gain

The New York Times recently reported that people born before 1957 appear to have some immunity to the swine flu virus now circulating. That’s not the only advantage to being over 50. If we stop seeing change as loss, that…

Anti-crastination

I think the idea of procrastination is bizarre. Many people imagine that they are procrastinators and they struggle to overcome the tendency to put work off. It’s something I don’t feel myself. When people are living mindful lives, we enjoy…

Newsweek on Counterclockwise

Wray Herbert of Newsweek Online just wrote about my new book, Counterclockwise. bq. Imagine that you could rewind the clock 20 years. It’s 1989. Madonna is topping the pop charts, and TV sets are tuned to “Cheers” and “Murphy Brown.”…