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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.” —Ernest Hemingway Looking into the mirror to see the face of my parents—at their age, not mine—after a night of poor quality … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Fearlessness

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.” — Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray) I just finished a book called Many Lives, Many Masters by a renowned … Continue reading

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

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“And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night. If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet, you are absolutely correct.” -Hafiz We have just crossed the thick … Continue reading

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3 Supercalifragilistic Secrets

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So often we allow the tides of our busy lives to take us where they will in a whirling current that tows us past the grand truths. Along my journey down the rabbit hole of life, I’ve noticed that there … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Twerp

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” —Pogo (Walt Kelly)  I found an old book published in 1982 a couple of weeks ago called The Inner Enemy, How to Fight Fair with Yourself (Dr. George R. Bach). The … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Tasty Turkeys

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“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” –A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh It’s turkey time in Canada. I love this point in the year with its bountiful harvests of root … Continue reading

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Subtle Signs and Sweet Serendipity

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“Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences, uh uh, but rather, it’s a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan.” —From the movie Serendipity Whether an atheist, spiritualist, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, or otherwise, … Continue reading

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No Man’s an Island

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“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” -Herman Melville I know I … Continue reading

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Of Adventure, Authenticity, and A & W

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“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” – May Sarton Odd as it sounds, I have great affinity for A & W. From one moment to the next, it changed the … Continue reading

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What If? …

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“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and … Continue reading

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