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Happy Hallowe’en

One of my grandfathers was born on Hallowe’en. He wanted his birthday celebration to take a back seat to the holiday. ¬†He was a natural grandpa who loved all kids. He especially looked forward to the trick or treaters who … Continue reading

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Flowering

“If flowers are the sex organs of plants aren’t we voyeurs of plants?” Jorge was playing the Devil’s advocate but his question was an interesting one. He went on to ask that despite our somewhat relaxed contemporary attitudes about sex, … Continue reading

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Assuming

Many of the problems I’ve caused in relationships are connected in some way with assumptions. This proclivity has been rooted in being somewhat of a “people pleaser”. I hate conflict and confrontations, so conflation is a default way of thinking. … Continue reading

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There Is A Whole Lot Of Nothing

The red lights at the railroad crossing began flashing and the barrier arms started dropping as I approached the intersection yesterday morning. I halted the ol’ Camry, put the gears in neutral, set the parking brake and waited for a … Continue reading

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I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing

“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” If you were a living, viable human being in the early 1970s, this very catchy song triggers memories of a Coca Cola advertising campaign that was so amazing that … Continue reading

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Give Something Away

The most profound line I read in Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning has to do with generosity. “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece … Continue reading

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Creative Maladjustment

Have you ever engaged in a heated quarrel with someone who seemed to disagree with every example you put forward and disavowed all the anecdotal evidence you presented? In turn, did you also find her clever examples and evidence appear¬†inaccurate? … Continue reading

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