Category Archives: Contemplation

High Vision

Several years ago my vision clinic recommended a test for low vision. I went ahead and was checked. Thankfully, I had no significant symptoms of that severe visual impairment. (The term “low vision” seems like an odd misnomer, and I … Continue reading

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About Desperation

The day before St. Valentine’s Day is informally celebrated as Desperation Day. This “holiday” is mainly reserved for people who are unpartnered and are unhappy about that situation because they desire a date for Valentine’s Day. The reason for having … Continue reading

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Transitioning

I awakened half-an-hour early this morning due to hearing violent rattling and thumping sounds of gale-force winds tearing at the old sheet-metal awnings on the house. Already, the muscles of my back and abdomen remain tense as a reaction to … Continue reading

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Ouch!

My friend Kari had a mean ol’ Monday this week. Kari¬†suffered through a severe toothache all last weekend long. She scheduled a dentist appointment for first thing, even before work, in the morning. Her dentist performed a root canal because … Continue reading

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Utter Pandemonium

Don’t we all hide our real selves behind¬†masks? The masks are not necessarily bad things. Some masks are beneficial in that they help prevent unethical and aggressive people from invading our personal boundaries. The masks that are not helpful are … Continue reading

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Lions On My Mind

I don’t put much stock in conventional pop-analysis of dreams, but I still have a couple of nagging questions about dreams. Why do we really have dreams? Do they actually mean anything? The main dream in question happened around 1:00 … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

There is a raft of pop psychology on the Internet that seems to encourage us to blame our dysfunctional lives on our upbringing. Evidently, fathers, mothers, and siblings are the reasons we’re screwed up. The most popular type of villain … Continue reading

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