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July 2011 Archives

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be,” Abraham Lincoln once wrote. I’ve long thought so, too. Happiness seems to be a habit as much as anything – a habit of perception, a habit […]

I called my friend Sam Beasley to complain about the injustice: “I just got word that my friend Kathryn has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. She’s only 68 years old. She’s been sober for 30 years; she hasn’t […]

This is a tale of two “Today” shows. Five years ago, a “Today” show producer called to invite me to come on the show for a segment about women breaking up with their girlfriends. I told almost no one I […]

I watched an episode of Cesar Milan’s “Dog Whisperer” TV show a few weeks ago and was fascinated by the dynamic between man and dog. It looked like Milan had taken on Mission Impossible with this particular mutt – a […]

My dad was an Air Force pilot. He taught me the difference between a pilot and a co-pilot. The pilot calls the shots; the co-pilot is the number two guy (or gal). The pilot is in charge; the co-pilot assists […]