Category Archives: Contemplation

Personal Transformation

During my period of grief over the death of my brother, I felt like a part of me had also died. As the grief blended into acceptance, I felt like another part of me was born. This realization opened my … Continue reading

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Time Travel

Sometimes, during a peaceful stroll through the neighborhood, I imagine what the town must have looked like when it was first settled. There was a time, over a century ago, when there were effectively two main streets. Those were the … Continue reading

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Setbacks

The last thing we want to hear after suffering a severe setback is that the failure is “a blessing in disguise”. Although the statement may be true most of the time, sometimes, it isn’t. A nation undergoing a revolution might … Continue reading

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Such Vitality

My great-uncle Ivan liked to say that ideas are useless if you don’t do something with them. He said he had seen only a precious few people who came up with good ideas and followed through with the drive and … Continue reading

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Put It Into Perspective

Jonathan asked about the qualities I admire in people. Did my early role models live up to them? Looking my friend in the eyes, I answered that it was a complicated question and to give me a few moments to … Continue reading

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Fiery

Today is my friend Jeremy’s birthday. Jeremy’s astrological Sun sign is Sagittarius. Both of these aspects are important to Jeremy. This weekend, Jeremy pointed out that his Sun sign and my Sun sign (Leo) are both fire signs. I then … Continue reading

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Blasé

The wind storm stirred unraked fallen leaves with a shallow layer of snow. On the west edge of the property lay a large, shattered old elm limb. The cold wind was still in the 25 to 35 miles an hour … Continue reading

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