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The Hedonic Treadmill

Jonathan and I were discussing consumerism and how easy it is to convince people to buy luxury goods. My friend mentioned a concept called “the hedonic treadmill”. Intrigued, I asked Jonathan to elaborate. He stated that it is like a … Continue reading

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Generally speaking, I awaken each morning feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed. I’m eager to start the day. However, if my sleep posture is off or if sleep has been interrupted repeatedly by noise, then mornings are more of a … Continue reading

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The Rain

In one of his audiobooks, the late New Age author, Stuart Wilde suggested that one can attain a more liberated attitude by doing absurd, harmless acts. I enjoyed one of his scenarios more than the others–the act of dressing up … Continue reading

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To Think

We live in a confused society that has mistaken feeling for thinking. This state of being is not only excused, it’s encouraged. It is beneficial for the merchant to encourage our thinking through emotion-based advertising–caring parents buy brand A breakfast … Continue reading

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Zip A Dee Doo Dah Day

The mood I’m feeling today is upbeat with a touch of uncertainty. Do you know the sensation of having a great day but are waiting for “the other shoe to drop” because there are no logical reasons you should be … Continue reading

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Feeling Cranky

One of the Ancient Roman superstitions concerned getting up on the wrong side of the bed. The left side was inauspicious and the right side was auspicious. If an ancient Roman citizen climbed out of his bed on the left, … Continue reading

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The wind storm stirred unraked fallen leaves with a shallow layer of snow. On the west edge of the property lay a large, shattered old elm limb. The cold wind was still in the 25 to 35 miles an hour … Continue reading

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