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Stop Stigma Together

September 25, 2023

My wife, the inimitable Laura Baron, has made another one of her wonderful videos – this one supports the work I am doing to eliminate the stigma around mental health and substance use disorders. It is so very special – please take 4 minutes and uplift your spirits! The video is here. Stop Stigma Together …

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A River of Bricks

September 18, 2023

I find something comforting in the natural decay of brick streets. It speaks to both human ingenuity and the inevitability of time’s irrevocable progress simultaneously. There is always something new and wonderful, and it won’t last forever. It’s an eternal progression. I take joy not only in the brick way but in watching time take …

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Beyond the Leash

September 11, 2023

Kaya and I made our annual trip up into the Adirondacks off the grid last month. We were in the woods for four nights and five days. Mostly, Kaya was off-leash. There was only one time when we were on the rocks of the river – she was about 100 feet from me – that …

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Breaking Assumptions

August 21, 2023

My daughter, Ruchi, is out of town and this picture was taken at bedtime the first night she was gone. It was time for Divya and Kaya to go into their crates where they usually spend the night. But I got the distinct feeling they’d gotten used to sleeping in her bed! Have you ever …

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Stigma – It’s Personal

August 14, 2023

I was very fortunate to have a piece published about some of my work. I know firsthand the impact that stigma around mental health can have, as you will see in the story. Here it is, by #CrisisTalk, Seth Kahan on Stigma and the National Grand Challenge To Eliminate It.  Today, I am the grand …

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August 7, 2023

This beautiful painting is actually graffiti that appears underneath an overpass in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. It’s directly across the street from the Frames Bowling Lounge. On a …

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Getting What You Need

July 31, 2023

Divya, our newest pack member, has been with us for almost 60 days. She will soon be 5 months old. She is doing very well. In her …

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Road Trip with Kaya

July 24, 2023

Kaya and I traveled to Madison, Wisconsin, last week to visit my son where he attends graduate school. I’m not sure this is what the hotel had …

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Road Trip

July 17, 2023

I’m not sure this is what the hotel had in mind when they said dogs were allowed. But that didn’t stop Kaya! After 13 hours on the …

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Meet Me on Medium

July 10, 2023

I’m writing about my work on Grand Challenges on Medium. I’m hoping to build a community of people who are interested in taking on big socially intractable …

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July 3, 2023

My daughter, Ruchi, graduated from high school in June. From the streets of New Delhi to graduate Walt Whitman High School in Maryland, what a journey! She …

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June 19, 2023

Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. It was first celebrated in 1865 and received long-overdue recognition …

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Soul Sustenance

June 12, 2023

My son, Gabe, came to town for a week after his first year of graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is pursuing a degree …

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June 5, 2023

I was out for dinner with my mother-in-law and wife, the inimitable Laura Baron, in a local restaurant when the vocalist on the bill came to our …

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Older Monday Morning Mojo Posts

The Beginning

January 2, 2023

The Day After

December 26, 2022

Guilty Pleasure

December 19, 2022


December 12, 2022


December 5, 2022

The Majestic and the Minuscule

November 28, 2022

Stay on Track!

November 21, 2022


November 14, 2022

Transiting Worlds

November 7, 2022


October 31, 2022


October 24, 2022


October 17, 2022

Taking Action

October 10, 2022

Overcoming Thresholds

October 3, 2022

Work that Matters

September 26, 2022

Social Artistry

September 19, 2022

Bee-lieve It

September 5, 2022

Stepping Out

August 22, 2022

Wilderness with Kaya

August 15, 2022

Wilderness Week

August 8, 2022
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