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Published by Richard Posner on November 9, 2016

It is Time to Deliver

  What the world needs now is love, sweet love.  No, not just for some, but for everyone.  The United States consequential election made me think of this song and how helpless we all feel because we believe the world has drained into a cesspool. And since this site is about empowerment, let me lead the way.  To move…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 15, 2016

When Apathy and Self-Loathing Take Over Your Life

This past May I turned 66, and I feel like I am 166 on a life-support system.  This was not an inevitable turn, though if you looked at my bloated, gouty blob you might think so. Since college, I have been on a weight rollercoaster.  In my best moments – and there have been at…

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Published by Richard Posner on June 16, 2016

Richie Ungluttoned Speaks

Listen at your own risk…

Published by Richard Posner on May 18, 2016

Accepting Your Spiritual Warts

If you are flawed and dysfunctunional by “normal” standards’ of judgment (or believe you are or have been told you are), should you – or must you – consider yourself unworthy of sharing your heartfelt wisdom or securing a decent life? Life deals us blows.  If we feel persecuted, cursed and or angry, the tendency is…

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Published by Richard Posner on April 27, 2016

Leaping Before Looking

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do… Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”     ~Mark Twain~ As a child, I often heard it said:  “Curiosity kills the cat.”  This proverb…

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Published by Richard Posner on April 24, 2016

Uncovering Opportunity

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”     ~Orison Swett Marden~ I have a brash, maybe painful, question to ask of you?  Are you ready? Yes, I am, Richard?  What is it you want to know?  Imagine – if you will –…

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Published by Richard Posner on April 24, 2016

Information Please

(Written anonymously; no author attributed to the piece.) “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”       ~Confucius~  When I was quite young, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember well the polished old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I…

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Published by Richard Posner on April 4, 2016

The Popeye Response

“Stubbornness does have its helpful features.  You always know what you’re going to be thinking tomorrow.”      ~Glen Beaman, author~ Far too many people – especially men – like to justify their being by using what I call The Popeye the Sailorman response: “I am what I am.”  This could also be called “The Cop Out,…

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Published by Richard Posner on March 27, 2016

Getting a Grip

“Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.”              ~T.S. Eliot~ The average child in Japan and in the U.S. will most likely be able to live – though not necessarily thrive – for 80 years or more.  For some, this will be a clarion…

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Published by Richard Posner on March 19, 2016

Let The Dead Bury The Dead

“Reality is the mirror of your thoughts. Choose well what you put in front of the mirror.”             ~Remez Sasson~ The very best way to help the poor, the helpless and the desperate people of the world is by becoming successful, or more preferably, rich. Dwelling on the plight of the unfortunate billions on this planet…

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