David Bouchier

David Bouchier
7:40 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Wise Words At Graduation

David Bouchier

It’s graduation week at thousands of colleges and universities. The gowns and mortarboards will soon be returned to the rental companies in various states of dishevelment, and textbooks are going back to campus bookstores by the truckload. For more than a million new graduates, it’s over.

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David Bouchier
7:40 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Adventures In Fiction

David Bouchier.

You might imagine that, out here in the leafy suburbs of Long Island, I have a quiet, stress-free life with nothing to worry about except squirrels on the bird feeder and the occasional leaking faucet. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every day brings a new drama, a new cliffhanger, and more often several of them, so I live in a state of constant anxiety.

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David Bouchier
7:40 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Good Advice

David Bouchier.

From time to time we are all called upon to give advice to a friend or family member who is feeling gloomy, or lonely, or just plain bored with life. Giving advice is never easy, and most of us aren't trained for it. There are literally thousands of books with upbeat titles like The Happiness Project and How to Stop Worrying and Start Living that offer a road to happiness via one therapy or another, with new ones being published every day.

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David Bouchier
7:40 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Walking Alone

David Bouchier.

After what seemed like a long time crawling around on the floor I learned to walk at the age of about fourteen months, and I've been walking ever since. I liked walking from the start. It is more dignified than crawling, and faster, and allows us to see more things. Some medical authorities have even suggested that walking may be good for our physical health, although we should probably reserve judgment on that.

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David Bouchier
7:40 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Perilous Planet

David Bouchier

Wednesday will be Earth Day. So what should we do? Back in the 1970s, when Earth Day began, the answer was fairly simple: plant a tree, raise consciousness, promote cleaner air and water. It was a ritual of purification and celebration, a feel good day.

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