Category Archives: Contemplation

Happy Thanksgiving

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau In the United States, today is the official holiday set aside for gratitude and togetherness. Just let that sink in for a moment. Every … Continue reading

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The Company We Keep

One of the earliest lessons we learn in childhood is that we are judged by the company we keep. If our parent taught us this, she was probably concerned about how we would develop our ideals, morals, and ethics. Literature … Continue reading

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Precognition?

While making my bed Monday morning, a thought about an acquaintance popped into my head. Ricardo is someone who used to converse with me nearly every day. Anyway, Ricardo moved to Indiana a couple of years ago, and hasn’t bothered … Continue reading

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Feeling Philosophical

My friend Ryan stopped me in front of the fresh cauliflower at the neighborhood HyVee supermarket yesterday to “say hello”. While exchanging pleasantries I asked how he and the 2004 Nissan Altima that he purchased last month were getting along. … Continue reading

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This Is Kindness Week

It’s good to regularly read verses by the poet Khalil Gibran. On Monday of this week, Kindness Week, I looked for something from Gibran that is germane to contemporary society in that regard. This passage spoke to me: “I have … Continue reading

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Changing

In the summer of 2010, my brother went to our old hometown for a couple of weeks because he felt nostalgic. He wanted to immerse himself in the surroundings of his childhood and relive the happiness of youth. During one … Continue reading

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Aha!

Isn’t it satisfying when the answer to a puzzling situation occurs to you? You are just going about your normal daily routine, when the solution to a problem just pops into your brain. Frequently, the realization provides closure to some … Continue reading

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