A Lesson In Life From Michael J. Fox

Heard Michael J Fox promote his new book during a recent interview on NPR. He said a few things that rang true to me. Here are a couple excerpts.


During Michael J Fox's recent interview with NPR's Scott Simon, he said a couple profound things. 

The actor, known ...

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Plenty of time later?

Family and roots are important to Mike. But, his health stands between him and the things he loves most.

On the last day of my hospital stay, I met Mike Z.  The nurses’ aide had awoken me for vitals around 5:30. I got up and let Laura have the ...
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How Happiness Happens

While we all say we want our children to be happy in their lives, there is very little time spent in schools or modern child rearing which is focused on that outcome. There is no evidence that an admission letter to an Ivy League school is going to lead to ...
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Belgian Beer Tour

by Don Fick   November 8, 2009 last modified August 14, 2011

This evening's Belgian Beer Tasting was a big success. Five different beers covering the full spectrum of Belgian beer, from German-inspired lager to Trappist to a startling framboise.

Here is a list of this evenings beers in case ...

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Does High-Tech Highway Design Make us Less Safe?

An article discussing Tom Vanderbilt's new book, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us).

When it comes to planning highways and roads, greater convenience does not necessarily mean fewer accidents. Perceived advances in safety—wider, straighter roadways and more electronic traffic signals ...
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Gerald Murphy: Cocktail Artist

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal tells an interesting story about F Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Gerald Murphy. Together with his wife, a very influential couple.

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Only 8 paintings exist by George Murphy.  Although he had influence on Picasso and others in his circle.  He is also ...
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