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Years ago, I interviewed a 100-year-old man who lived to be 104. He wore thick glasses and walked with a cane, but his mind was sharp and his smile was warm.

“So!” he said emphatically.  “You want to know how I got to be this old.”  I’ll never forget his words, and he said them this way – almost verbatim:  “One, I have two oatmeal cookies for breakfast.  Two, I drink a glass of red wine with my dinner each night. Three, I enjoy a good cigar every now and then.”

 Then he peered intently over his coffee mug to make sure I was paying attention.  “The last is the most important: You should never get to the top of one mountain until you see the next one you want to climb.”

This blog site is my most recent ‘mountain.’

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