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Pink Shirt Day

“I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the … Continue reading

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To Think

Shortly after booting up the laptop this morning, its software began a “critical update”. This was unusual and unexpected, so my mind was thrown for a loop. My morning routine had been interrupted. My thoughts had been shifted away from … Continue reading

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Canned Food

My maternal grandmother was busily working over a large pot of boiling water that contained empty glass “Mason” jars. I asked why she was cooking empty jars. She answered that boiling water sterilized the jars so she could safely can … Continue reading

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Desperate

“Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.”–James Thurber I like how Thurber substituted the word “noisy” for the word “quiet” when paraphrasing Henry David Thoreau. Thurber commented on life in the 20th century while Thoreau commented on life in the … Continue reading

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Owls And Larks

Jorge and I stumbled onto the topic of chronotypes this weekend. It all started when he asked if I categorize him as a night owl or an early bird. I said I hadn’t thought of him as either because he … Continue reading

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Free Spirited

Does being a free spirit mean the person is irresponsible or does it mean someone who is eager to take a leap of faith? In my opinion, it’s the latter not the former. A free spirit doesn’t know exactly where … Continue reading

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Finding Balance

The search for personal balance is one of the most universal conundrums of humanity. If it’s not trying to find a healthy balance between work and life, it might be trying to balance between who we wish to be and … Continue reading

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