A String of Days

Essays on Life

Portrait of a Gentleman — December 3, 2018
#NoHijabDay: Why Men Should Care — January 31, 2022
Resilience and Fortitude — December 31, 2020

Resilience and Fortitude

Remember a year ago, when we were all wishing each other a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year for 2020?

Now that we have 2020 hindsight, as it were, that all seems rather comical, doesn’t it?

A lot has already been said about 2020, and more will be; a global pandemic the likes of which had not been experienced since the Spanish Flu of 1918. It gave us a chance to make some important observations.

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The End of the Game — November 29, 2020
The Grumpy in the Old Man — November 26, 2020
Lunch in Aricia — July 31, 2020

Lunch in Aricia

Agrippinus was a Roman statesman and Stoic philosopher who lived during the reign of Nero. One morning, a messenger brought him some terrible news: he was being exiled, effective immediately.

He responded, in true Stoic fashion, “Very well, then, we shall take our lunch in Aricia.”

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To the Well We Go — May 17, 2020
On “Stuff” vs. Life — March 7, 2020

On “Stuff” vs. Life

There are those blustery days, when the wind blows and covers the land with its breath. Along the way, rocks stay put, anchored to the land, unmoving; trees will sway, but barring hurricane-force winds, will remain rooted to the soil; a feather, however, like the opening scene of “Forrest Gump”, will let the wind happily take it where it may – no resistance, no definite plan in mind.

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A Big “Carpe Diem” Move — February 12, 2020
Letting Go for 2020 — December 31, 2019
Day of the Dog-head — November 26, 2019