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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 Pursuit Of Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”–Preamble to the Declaration of Independence … Continue reading

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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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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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“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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