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Essays on current affairs, business, investing, economics and politics can be found in this section.  Think in the Morning has no particular incite into any of these areas.  We write what we are inspired to write.  Read at your own risk.

Adriana Diaz Enciso: Doleful City of God

Adriana Diaz Enciso: Doleful City of God

 This life's dim windows of the soulDistorts the heavens from pole to poleAnd leads you to believe a lieWhen you see with, not through, the eye.    William Blake, The Everlasting Gospel Adriana Díaz Enciso is a Mexican poet, essayist, translator and writer. I came...

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Commencement Season Again

Commencement Season Again

 Last year Think in the Morning posted our Best Commencement Speech Ever by David Foster Wallace. There have been many great commencement addresses over the years.  Undoubtedly there will be more.  We still think DFW’s is one of the best and we read and listen to it...

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Don’t Miss This

Don’t Miss This

 My friend Peter Lit will be reading a few of his new poems this Thursday night (April 15) at a ZOOM author's night sponsored by the Gallery Bookshop.  Here is the LINK TO REGISTER: Three short talks. One great evening! Featured authors: Peter Lit, Suzanne Sherman,...

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The Realm of the Senses

The Realm of the Senses

 Some previous Easter posts are at these linksJesus, Mezcal and the Easter BunnyEaster ThoughtsEaster Thoughts, In Defense of ModerationIn Oaxaca Mexico there is a small mezcaleria started by a couple of young American guys called El Destilado just a block away from...

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How I Learned To Read and Write

How I Learned To Read and Write

 In my old age I started to write, first a blog then a novel.  I'm asked from time to time how someone who ran a restaurant and later worked as an independent financial planner ended up writing.  The answer is easy.  I learned to love reading and writing years ago as...

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Has Amerika Lost Its Mojo?

Has Amerika Lost Its Mojo?

  It's not surprising that a country founded on genocide toward native peoples, an economy founded on slavery, a culture permeated with religious differences and the usual rich-poor divide not to mention the racism endemic to the human race should find a few cracks in...

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

 “Oh, God! Don’t you get your priorities straight when this sort of thing happens?”    from my novel Behind The Locked Door  When I wrote my novel I never dreamed I’d be living it all over again.  Yet, here I am in a similar family situation.  Of course, I’m well...

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Cooking As Therapy

Cooking As Therapy

 Google “cooking as therapy” and you will find 120 million results in half a second.  Recently I’ve been reminded how important cooking has been for me over the years. How many of your best memories are related to food?  I would imagine more than you realize when you...

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What’s Past Is Prologue

What’s Past Is Prologue

 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.   Ecclesiastes 1:9 Distraught would be the word I would use to describe my mood at the moment.  I blog because it relaxes me and right now I need to be relaxed....

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Tis Folly To Be Wise

Tis Folly To Be Wise

  Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.  Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College Abiding in the midst of ignorance, thinking themselves wise and learned, fools go aimlessly hither and thither, like blind led by the blind.   Katha...

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Cat Fight continued

Cat Fight continued

 We like to be entertained.  We like surprise endings.  We are amused by magic tricks and shows.  Ordinary life is boring much of the time.  These are some of the reasons we are susceptible to the conspiracy theories and untruths that have become even more prevalent...

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