Food for Thought: The Work of Community Servings

Dear Fellow Travelers: Yesterday (Dec 6), Joyce and I had the pleasure of talking with Suzanne Robertson, a professional dietitian who works with Community Servings based in the general area of Boston Massachusetts. According to information on its website ( this nonprofit organization delivers homestyle meals each day to some 1300 people in a 215 […]

On Becoming A Powerful Patient: Mike’s Proverb #1

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” Mark Twain Dear Fellow Travelers: I sort of like this putting a quote at the start of these conversations, for it takes a lot of […]

Lessons from the Steakhouse

Did you ever see the customers in health – food stores? They are pale, skinny people who look half – dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They’re dying, of course, but they look terrific.  Bill Cosby Dear Fellow Travelers: I hope you take a moment to reread and reflect on the […]

On Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. Doug Larson Dear Fellow Travelers: I hope you brought along a sense of adventure and expectation as you read today’s post. Our assignment for today is to find a quote and use it as inspiration. I liken that assignment to something that […]