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What A Laugh!

“I was having dinner with Garry Kasparov and there was a checkered tablecloth. It took him two hours to pass me the salt.” The little quip is cute but does not warrant the fit of laughter it triggered in me. … Continue reading

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Rising By Lifting Others

A big, uncomfortable truth of life is that, deep inside, we don’t wish other people to be happier than ourselves. We skirt this issue because we want to appear magnanimous and good. The best among us want humanity as a … 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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Discovering Consolation

When I get tired of the critics’ condemnations of the flaws of our civilization I need to close down the Internet and take a slow, leisurely stroll outdoors. The weather doesn’t necessarily need to be calm and sunny to provide … Continue reading

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Sweet Silence

As I waited for my favorite stray to approach for his kibble, I couldn’t help but notice the lack of noise.¬†Even the mysterious, ever-present outdoors hum was gone. My tinnitus was absent. I looked down at the sidewalk and noticed … Continue reading

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Harmonious

“Adagio in G minor for violin, strings, and organ continuo” supposedly composed by Tomaso Albinoni has made a come-back into my frequently played personal playlist. Reappearances of this piece happen every ten-years or so. “Albinoni’s Adagio” is one of the … Continue reading

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The Search For Happiness

I posit that the search for happiness is as old as the age of our species and probably older. There’s no doubt that we like to feel contented and happy. I think the search for happiness is probably older than … Continue reading

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