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EVERY SECOND COUNTS

At my house, time reigns supreme.  We have a clock in every room. In my office I have two clocks on the wall.  One is accurate up to the second.  The other one is a broken clock.  It’s there as a constant reminder to me...

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Let It Snow!

Snow!  In Massachusetts this winter we’ve had a record high amount of snow for the month of February. The snow and accompanying bitter cold of New England brought back for me the memory of our early years in America. Outside the apartment on Third Street in...

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TET Viet Nam-Chuc Mung Nam Moi!!!

Happy Chinese New Year!  Wishing you a peaceful and joyful New Year! This year, the New Year falls on Thursday, February 19th.  It is Year of the WOOD GOAT (12 Chinese zodiac signs)   My dearest Father told me a long time ago that if you don’t hit the finish...

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An Affair to Remember

A few years ago, I had the privilege of attending the union of two extraordinary individuals.  I am so honored to have been asked to participate in the marriage of these very special friends of mine. The ceremony took place on their estate. "this Field" is...

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Where are you now?

Stop! Take a deep breath.  I know everyone around you is doing something, going somewhere and you may not be sure where you are going; however, you tell yourself,  “I must do something, the world is watching.”  Stop the madness; stop doing something just for...

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Ha’s Principles to Live By

Truly appreciate life just the way it is. Remember…only you have the power to change yourself and your life. Take responsibilities, stop blaming, and stop whining.  Learn to appreciate people more than things. Tolerate nothing. Recognize and live with Gratitude. When you say “thank you” –  let it...

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New Year Resolution!

Ready!  Get set!  Go! Do New Year resolutions sound like a joke to you?  All the social media channels have a field day mocking the under-achievers and condemning those who abandon their commitment to a resolution. One possibility is that New Year resolutions are simply a list...

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America, Here We Come!

Yeah!  AMERICA, HERE WE COME!!!  And she was more than ready for us. In November of 1979, we flew into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from Kuala Lumpur. It was a long, seventeen hour, flight.  During that flight, I dreamed of landing in America, a land of...

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Keep Your Promise

Why do we make promises? What promises do we make? To whom do we make promises? My father taught me the integrity of a promise.  He said, “A promise is a promise to keep and to fulfill. It is important that you deliver on your promises whether it...