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Links to articles I’m reading and other websites of interest can be found here under the title “What I’m Reading.”  Guest postings and miscellaneous thoughts are also here. If you have something to contribute, send your email to dhj@thinkinthemorning.com. By sending your work you agree to post it onto the site. I cannot guarantee it will be posted or that I will respond to all emails. If I do post it, you will receive credit.

Poems – 3

  Think in the Morning tries to post a poem on our Facebook page every morning.  Often the poem has a connection to those early hours when we are most productive.  The poems need not be the “best” work of the chosen poet, but they must move us in a... read more

Poems – 2

  Think in the Morning continues to believe in the importance of reading a poem every day.  If you “Like” our Facebook page, you will see a poem posted there every day.  We collected our first two weeks of selected poems in Poems – 1.  This is... read more

A Little on the Small Side

  Here is another post from my Puerto Vallarta compadre Gil Gevins.  If you like this you should definitely check out his books (see below). And, if you travel to Puerto Vallarta, be sure to visit Lucy’s CuCu.  For those of you not familiar with the airport... read more

Poems – 1

  Most days you can visit @Thinkinthemorning on Facebook and view a poem we’ve chosen to start the morning.  We have assembled some of the poems posted thus far.  We will post a additional pages of poems from time to time. Most Americans don’t encounter... read more

A Chicken is a Chicken is a Chicken

  As a financial adviser I always told my clients diversification was a wise policy.  In the spirit of diversification I’ve teamed up with my good friend Gil Gevins from Puerto Vallarta to provide some spice to my enchiladas.  I’ll be posting a few of... read more

The Complexity of Hypocrisy in the Age of Donald Trump

Dante and Virgil, on the right, watch the hypocrites, wearing lead-lined cloaks, filing past the high priest Caiaphas, who is nailed to a cross on the ground.  Caiaphas was the priest who said that Christ should die.  Each hypocrite steps on Caiaphas as he passes.... read more

Calm Down and Shut Up: The Politics of Lao Tzu

  [click on blue links for further information] NOTE:  All translations of Lao Tzu are from Ursula Le Guin or Witter Bynner unless otherwise noted.   You might say that I’ve been a mess of emotions since the November election.  The candidate that I least... read more

Martin Luther King Day 2017

  Today we celebrate the life of an American hero.  One day is not enough.  I suggest you contemplate Dr. King’s life and accomplishments throughout each year at moments that arise spontaneously whenever you are confronted with racism, sexism, or any other... read more

President’s Day Thoughts

  [click on blue links for further information]     As my friends and family know, I’m a bookhound.  I’m also an unabashed political freak/nerd/addict.  I’m no authority but I have watched every presidential election since Eisenhower versus Stevenson. ... read more

Tre Piatti: Food and Art in Puerto Vallarta

  [please click on blue links for further information]   “Everything we do turns to shit in a few hours.”  James Larsen, owner, The Restaurant, Fort Bragg, CA     Tre Piatti is a regional Italian restaurant in the heart of the Zona Romantica in... read more

Muriel’s Raicilla

[click on blue links for further information]   “Long ago my grandfather used a Canoe to cross the bay from Pizota to Sayulita or to Vallarta to sell it.”  Muriel Castillon   I first tasted Raicilla in 2010.  I was spending a few days with my family at... read more