Category Archives: Youth

Pondering Idealism

I feel quite fortunate that I’ve retained a fair share of the positive idealism of youth. Many of my peers have had their idealism turn into cynicism. A few have supercharged their idealism into destructive forms. At times, I feel … Continue reading

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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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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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Thinking About Exploration

One of my favorite quotes from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is, “Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That’s a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing.” What he’s saying … Continue reading

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Electrifying

Our way of learning about dangers is often described as a child touching a hot stove. The toddler learns to avoid doing that again. I distinctly remember a moment like that happening when I was five-years-old. I was checking out the … Continue reading

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Reminiscing About Meals

There are a lot of books, websites, and experts we can consult regarding the types of food we should consume for optimal health. What is less common are words about regular, everyday meals. Certainly, there are countless pages regarding holiday meals, … Continue reading

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Personally Transformed

If you have ever browsed through one of the numerous self-help books and websites available today, you have probably noticed the phrase, “personal transformation”. This generally means that a person has become happy and has discovered aspects about themselves they … Continue reading

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