Category Archives: cultural highlights

Getting Heavy

Being as skinny as a skeleton was as worrisome as my two-and-a-half pack of cigarettes habit. On the one hand I had made a personal promise to myself to quit smoking if I ever acquired a smoker’s cough. On the … Continue reading

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Dragon Appreciation

My childhood best friend John decided we should be blood brothers. During the simple blood ritual, John said we were dragons. He backed up the claim because his grandmother said he was born during the Chinese year of the Dragon. … Continue reading

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Kiss A Ginger Day

I stepped outside at about a quarter-til-four this early morning to see if Orange the cat would show up as he usually does. I didn’t have to wait because he was already perched on my doorstep. I sat on the … Continue reading

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Martyr Complex?

I’d like to see pop psychology focus less upon narcissism and more on other topics. It’s not that people don’t experience a lot of serious problems around the issue of narcissism–we do. My quibble with how it is addressed in … Continue reading

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What About My Resolutions?

I’m one of those old-fashioned guys who still writes out a list of New Year’s resolutions. I think it’s good to have a clear plan and to write it down. I make sure to keep the list short so as … Continue reading

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20/20

As I glance at the number 2020 on the brand new calendar, the vision-related term for normal visual acuity 20/20 comes to mind. 20/20 vision is not perfect eyesight, it is a level of how well a person can identify … Continue reading

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Finalé

The life symphony, opus 2019 is in the last segment of its finalĂ©. Has the piece unfolded as promised during its prelude this January? Did your personal orchestra have a dream to play? Was it an intense vision? Were there … Continue reading

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