Tag Archives: San Rafael

Would you swap your talent for someone else’s?

Let’s say you’re a gifted painter. Maybe you don’t make a living at it, but it’s a source of pleasure and fulfillment, occasionally joy. But for years you’ve wished you were a standout baseball player, even though you’re not so … Continue reading

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A tell-tale sign of a good vacation

We came across this street sign while out on a run during vacation in Northern California. The sign marks a street adjacent to an elementary school, and it fits our mood after putting cold, snowy upstate New York in the … Continue reading

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You are now free to move about … the rest of your life

I’ll take my metaphors wherever I can get ’em. This one came courtesy of a flight attendant — four of them, actually — on my recent vacation. A cross-country trip from the snowy Northeast to sunny California (and back home, … Continue reading

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