Tag Archive: Thoughts from the Heart

Jan
02

How to Say “Goodbye” When You Have Already Said “Goodbye”

It’s Day #2 of 2015. Time for a change, so GOODBYE. I said, “Goodbye” a few years ago and returned. I might be back again if time frees up. Anything can happen, as we all know. Take care, Irv Share:

Dec
27

How to Start Your Own Religion

I promised myself I would write something cheery and uplifting this time, ‘cause it IS Holiday Week. But golly gee, I never liked the holidays. Any holiday. It’s a complicated story but traditional events don’t feel like they’re mine. When people invite me to their celebrations of joy and merriment, I’m not joyful or merry …

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Dec
11

WHY BAD PEOPLE DO NICE THINGS

Why do bad people do nice things? I don’t know why. They just do, at least the ones I personally know, the ones I call “friends”. They’re not close friends, thought. When they invite my wife and me to their homes, it’s just us and them. Our bad friends don’t mingle us with their other …

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Nov
28

Open Marriage – Is it Right for You?

I read the Huffington Post online. I read the Huffington Post because it links to other publications and because I never know what kind of story or blog I’ll find there. So a few days ago I was surfing the site and this headline snatched my attention. A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Couples With …

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Nov
24

Who told you that?

I’m stupid with foreign languages. Flunked French, faked my way through Spanish and really, really tried to learn German. I didn’t. Nothing stuck. Not good. My wife is German…from Germany, along with the rest of her family who visit us all the time, like they are now. My forty-something nephew and his wife are leaving …

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Nov
16

I don’t want to hear about it.

I have a blessed life. My wife and I don’t need to worry about money or a job or the troubled children we never had or health issues and no one we love is dying this month. Living like this gives me the time to roam deeper into the human cerebral landscape and put it …

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Nov
09

We Can Do It But We Turn It Off

I don’t think it’s just me. We all do it but we turn it off. There are reasons why people shut it down or ignore it. They don’t trust the power or they hope their feelings aren’t true because there’s much to lose if they are – things like more wealth, prestige or sex. There …

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Nov
04

How Much of You is Just for You?

By the time I hit college I had set up Irving Podolsky’s Three Rules of Survival. Rule #1: Always tell the truth. Rule #2: Just be ME. Don’t hide anything. Rule #3: Be nice to my sister. None of those rules work anymore. Considering Rule # 1, as I wrote in my post, Is Truth …

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Oct
29

How to Rate Your Value When You Have None

Yesterday and today I took final inventory of my father’s life’s possessions, and for that matter, his entire life. As I explained in my last post, he never threw anything away, apparently because those things were valuable to him. Perhaps his “toy” collection boosted his self esteem, like a growing bank account makes us feel …

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Oct
25

How to Want Gifts You Don’t Want

Dad left us last June. I stayed by his side for his last seven days and held his hand as he started to cool. Mom was in the family room trying to keep it together with the help of a close friend. She couldn’t handle Dad’s plunge and final burn-out. I couldn’t either but I …

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