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Lofty Ideals

Two adversaries of happy, successful relationships are deceit and insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s declaration of high ideals and her/his actions, disinformation and distraction must be used to attempt to win the favor of others. It is … Continue reading

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Would I Really Choose The Perfect Life?

The word “perfect” is the superlative superlative. In the grammatical world of comparatives and superlatives can we find a higher ranking description than “perfect”? It implies that its subject is free of all imperfections. As is the case with so … Continue reading

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The Perfect Life

Thomas, sprang a question onto me out of thin air, “What would be your perfect life?” My young friend sometimes throws me off guard with his interrogations. Thomas likes to insert philosophical questions into our friendly conversations. His curiosity is something … Continue reading

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The winter holidays are in full swing. That means, for most of us, we have high expectations about how they will turn out. The traditions are many and the hype surrounding them is overwhelming. The advertising is out of this … Continue reading

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Pondering Idealism

I feel quite fortunate that I’ve retained a fair share of the positive idealism of youth. Many of my peers have had their idealism turn into cynicism. A few have supercharged their idealism into destructive forms. At times, I feel … Continue reading

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Jonathan was driving his blue 1966 Chevy Impala and I was sitting in the passenger seat. I braced myself by grabbing the dashboard in front of me as I watched Jonathan steer the car off of the highway. We bounced … Continue reading

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Lawn Mowing Visions

The task of mowing my yard takes a long time to complete. Besides mindfully guiding the mower back and forth to avoid missing swaths of plant growth, there’s not much else for me to do but think. Oddly enough, mowing … Continue reading

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