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Potential

As I wound up one of my old wristwatches this morning, I could feel the tension building up in its mainspring. The long, flexible strip of metal provides all of the energy that powers the rotation of all the gears, … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Contentment

“True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.”–19th century English cleric, Charles Caleb Colton The subject of contentment comes up following two observations this week. … Continue reading

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Audacious

Dennis was one of the boldest, in your face coworkers I’ve ever known. Dennis was an undergraduate student at Stanford when Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto, California hired him as a part-time maintenance staffer. He was an exceptionally curious young … Continue reading

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Thinking About Giants

The images popped up within one of my quirky dream vignettes. I found myself in a hyper-fast spaceship on a collision course with the Sun. The ship veered off at the last moment and ricocheted towards the planet Jupiter. Near … Continue reading

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My Cheerful Young Friend

My young friend Alfredo is one of the most optimistic people I know. He is the son of Mexican immigrants and has gone through the hardships many people of that background have also suffered. At first glance he looks like … Continue reading

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