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Very Early Morning

The booming subwoofer in a passing vehicle rattled the house windows and startled me awake. I glanced at the time on my smart watch–the display showed 1:43 am. I briefly considered revenge on the inconsiderate neighbor down the street who … Continue reading

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On Thanksgiving 2021

On this day that has been set aside as an official federal holiday, it’s good to take a few moments to reflect upon the concepts of thankfulness and gratitude. First of all, I feel thankful that I was born and … Continue reading

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To Be Happy

Yesterday afternoon, I reheated a cup of coffee in the microwave. then did the same for the rice-husk filled heating pad that I bought at Walgreen’s a couple of years ago. Then I brought both items to the living room … Continue reading

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Gratitude

One of the science teachers at Irving Junior High in Lincoln, Nebraska liked to remind us seventh graders at the time, to never stop learning and to live one’s life with intellectual curiosity, humility, and gratitude. His “hypothesis of happiness” … Continue reading

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Pondering Appreciation

Have you ever meditated or contemplated the various meanings of the word “appreciation”? That is, the use of the concept as more than a technique to apply as a tool towards success. Not that there is anything wrong with using … Continue reading

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Celebrate Life

Since you’re reading this sentence right now, you’ve made it to another hour, another day, another month, another year, another decade. That’s a pretty amazing accomplishment for your body and mind. Even if we only have a basic, rudimentary knowledge … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Way back in time, before Thanksgiving became football day and the prelude to “Black Friday”, I remember the holiday as feeling distinct and meaningful for its own sake. Our family usually¬†participated in a “triad” of venues for celebrating the major … Continue reading

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