Category Archives: Youth

Pretending

Probably the best childhood Christmas present I ever received was the little tape recorder from my parents. It enabled a major step in my childhood development. Little ten-year-old me interviewed grandparents, cousins, and other family members that Christmas day. It … Continue reading

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Understanding Oneself

It’s easy for us to superficially evaluate people we know very¬†little about. We may have little or no understanding of what someone is saying or writing but we do not hesitate in appointing ourselves as her or his judges. If … Continue reading

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Precedent

Tradition is a touchy subject in any era. We often forget that traditions derive from the precedents of their times. This came to mind after seeing a friend’s photograph on Facebook. His adopted son had turned nine-years-old. The photo depicted … Continue reading

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Awkward

Awkwardness must be my superpower. My inherent clumsiness was amplified by shoes the other day while shopping for groceries. I was wearing a pair of very comfortable Hoka training shoes. They have a very tall sole that cushions each step. … Continue reading

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Trendy

Who hasn’t been tempted by something or someone trendy? Even if the curiosity was short-lived. Trends come about because of our love of novelty. We can be drawn in to some phenomenon because it reflects part of our personalities or … Continue reading

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I Like To Read

We learn by example, by listening, and by reading. That’s the truism I learned early on. It didn’t have to be drummed into my head, though. The statement was an affirmation of my personal experience. Some of my earliest boyhood … Continue reading

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Dull

The word, dull is an example of onomatopoeia–it sounds like what it is. Dull is blunt not sharp. A knife that needs sharpening is unsuitable for slicing soft cheese. There’s also emotional dullness. If you spent July and August as … Continue reading

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