Category Archives: History

Expansion

As we grow older, many of us choose to play it safe and settle into our comfort zones. By doing so we limit our potential and shut out new opportunities. Then there are people who spread their wings and try … Continue reading

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The Reference Book

Our public library recently held its annual book sale. These are held so as to help cull their collection of duplicate books and to sell donated items and to raise funds for the library association. Patrons were permitted to buy … Continue reading

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Ancestry

Genealogy has been an interest to people on both sides of my family for as long as I remember. One of mom’s aunts involved herself in extensive research about her family’s German roots. She published a thick book about her … Continue reading

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Resentment

Today, while America observes another anniversary of 9/11, one might claim that the horrific terrorism came about, at least in part, due to anger and resentment of the perpetrators. The tragic destruction of lives and property demonstrated the dark power … Continue reading

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It’s Labor Day in the U.S.A.

Labor Day is one of the rare official holidays that is not focused on one particular, noteworthy historical person, national milestone, or religious observance. At its core, Labor Day salutes the everyday working person. The very history of instituting the … Continue reading

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Diligent Yet Free

“I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted.”–LGBT activist, Harvey Milk Have you noticed certain people love their freedom so much that they actively try to suppress the liberty of others? On the other … Continue reading

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Fragmented

Do you ever wonder about the workings of your brain as regarding thoughts and memories? Unless we’re absolutely focused upon a task or engaged in meditation, random memories, resentments, joys, and visions pop up, uninvited. Some eastern spiritual teachers call … Continue reading

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