This is the parent page of blogs I will post over the third quarter of 2022. I trust that you will find something here that is helpful to you along your way.
We reduce our vulnerability by reducing our exposure, on one hand, and by making our peace with the fact of our vulnerability, no matter what we do, on the other. We all are going to die. How's that for being vulnerable? And before we die, we are going to lose most, if not all, of what means the most to us. The plan for the last few years of our life is going to be "Accommodation, acquiescence and compromise, Kid. Accommodation, acquiescence and compromise." Or, to say the same thing with a different spin: "I will carry on and endure, and when the heaving sea has shaken my raft to pieces, then I will swim!" (Odysseus in the Odyssey) We will live out our life in spite of our vulnerability! We will not be cowed, intimidated, or afraid to stand up and face what must be faced, and to do with it what must be done! We could have used better choices than we had throughout our life, and the choice aren't going to get any better in what remains of the life left to be lived. So what? We will do the best we can with what we have to work with. "And when the heaving sea has shaken our raft to pieces, then we will swim!"