Tag: life and death

A lesson from Jimmy Buffett: What would I say today if I knew I was dying tomorrow?

THE PASSING OF JIMMY BUFFETT, the famous singer of “Margaritaville” Sept. 1 at age 76, got me to thinking: what would I say today if I knew I was going to die tomorrow? I wonder about that because Jimmy Buffett’s death seemed to come suddenly, although some media reports say that he had “a lengthy

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Writing a Goodbye Note: Sometimes, it can take a lifetime to learn how to do it right

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I’VE WRITTEN MANY goodbye notes over the course of my career. That happens when you have worked a long time. But what I’ve found is that  writing a goodbye note can be challenging and difficult to get just right. I have had a lot of practice writing them, and much of what I believe about

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Yes, The Skeptical Guy is back … but what happened over the last four years?

A FEW WEEKS AGO I published a blog post here titled Are you an overbearing manager if you identify with The Devil Wears Prada? This may have surprised some because it was the first one published on The Skeptical Guy since July 25, 2019 — nearly four years ago. I added a short Editor’s Note

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One Last Lesson From Charles Krauthammer: How You Die Speaks Volumes About How You Lived

EDITOR’S NOTE: Charles Krauthammer died June 21, 2018 at age 68. RIP Charles — we will miss you! SOMETIMES, I FEEL THE PULL of my Native American ancestors. My Indian blood lines are from my great-grandmother Marion Beavers, who was from the Narragansett tribe in Rhode Island. I feel them tugging at me sometimes, particularly

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Kicking Him When He’s Down: The Complicated Legacy of Hugh Hefner

NO MATTER HOW you felt about him, the death of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, who died last week at his famous mansion in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, was one of those passings that got a lot of people worked up. Since Hefner passed away at the ripe old age of 91, a

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