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This Is Frustrating

This post describes a “walking on eggshells” scenario: I boot up the laptop first thing in the morning, then open the home page for email. I click on the inbox icon and the mail list appears; voile’ a blog reader … Continue reading

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To Expect

The youngster saw the television advertisement dramatizing the excitement of “Power Rangers” underwear. He became so enthralled with the idea of owning a set of the underpants that he begged that his parents buy him a packet of the “Power … Continue reading

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Frustrating

Earlier this month, I had a good opportunity to mindfully experience frustration. The scenario got off to a start with me under-sleeping by about half an hour. Then, I discovered the sweatshirt I had planned to wear had a stain … Continue reading

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Desperate

“Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.”–James Thurber I like how Thurber substituted the word “noisy” for the word “quiet” when paraphrasing Henry David Thoreau. Thurber commented on life in the 20th century while Thoreau commented on life in the … 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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Scream Out Of Frustration

Installing the three Venetian blinds inside the many decades old window frames was taking much longer than it should have. I was following the printed instruction sheet to the letter, yet what should have taken only a few minutes was … Continue reading

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Too Hard To Choose

While jotting down items to buy at the supermarket yesterday morning, I decided to treat myself to pizza for lunch. I rationalized the desire for pizza by reminding myself that on Saturday, I had finished rebuilding a table lamp in … Continue reading

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